Faculty member leads annual Spring Bird Count

From: Galesburg Planet (Galesburg, IL)

The annual Knox County Spring Bird Count was held Saturday, May 5th… This Count is held every spring in most counties in Illinois on the Saturday that falls between May 4th and 10th… Final results of this year’s Count weren’t available as of this writing, but the total species found was at least 130…

The total number of different species found in the county over the years, including rarities such as the aforementioned kite, is over 220. Jim Mountjoy, of the Knox College Biology Department, is the current compiler for the Count. Read more…