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By Max Erikson

County-wide Migration Count will feature unusual species


Contributed: Linda Steider

BREAKFAST IS SERVED: The annual Klickitat County Spring North American Migration Count is on, and ornithology enthusiasts are flocking to count up all the species. Linda Steider of Goldendale took this prize-winning shot as part of a previous Migration Count.

The 2018 Klickitat County Spring North American Migration Count is coming up May 12, and there is still time to sign up with a team to take part in this county-wide event with a chance to spot unique, and rare birds migrating north for the summer.

There will be many birds that are common to the area, but organizer Bob Hansen says there will also be six very unique and colorful birds to keep an eye for.

"We expect to spot at least 160 different species of birds on the day of the count," Hansen says. "We get some really colorful birds during that will knock your socks off."

The birds Hansen wants to see is the Lazuli Bunting bird that he describes as looking like "electric blue". Another c...

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