Tim Ewing, director of the Navarino Nature Center in Shiocton, this week released the results of the annual Shawano Christmas Bird Count.
The 2016 count took place from sunrise to sunset Dec. 17. Ewing said 34 people volunteered to survey areas around Shawano County. Eight of them drove around the county surveying sites, while others counted birds at their feeders.
The volunteers were Art Schoff, Bill Koonz, Sue Malliet, Richard and Julie Radtke, Joe Radtke, Ron and Lynn Ackley, Dean and Mary-Anne Schoenike, Kris Doan, Judy Hansen, June Brockman, Dave and Jean Bartels, Al and Gloria Pyatskowit, Daniel and Shirley Krueger, Greg and Diane Rick, Gary and Barb Behnke, Myrtle Behnke, Mark Peterson, Marty Gerdt, Ruthann Meiers, Tom and Jane Melchior, Gladys Stezenski, Bob Wendt, and Doug and Julie Wilber.
Participants observed 45 different species on the count day, and a total of 7,710 individual birds.