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National Bison Range Surveys

Two Bison Range employees with binoculars along Mission Creek, counting birds for Christmas Bird Count.  Photo by Dave Fitzpatrick, NBR/USFWS

We will post and update various survey and census results on this page as they become available.

  • Christmas Bird Count

    One male and two female Common Goldeneye, swimming in Mission Creek.  Photo by Dave Fitzpatrick, NBR/USFWS

    The northeast corner of the National Bison Range is part of the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge circle (MTNI) of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  Follow the link to a listing of the birds and other sightings from the December 16, 2012 count.

    The Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count takes place every year from the last weeks of December into the first week of January. The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Christmas Bird Count provides critical data on population trends. Tens of thousands of participants know that it is also a lot of fun. Data from the over 2,000 circles are entered after the count and become available to query on the National Audubon Data & Research site at

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Last Updated: Mar 05, 2013
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