For the birds

Superior is setting out to be a Wisconsin Bird City, the Superior Telegram reports.
Superior already meets several criteria to join 60 other communities as a Bird City, the Telegram tells us. It is a tree city and has existing bird habitat with legal protection, among other things.
The city is in the process of qualifying in another respect: Local birders are participating in the 113th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. It’s the first Christmas Bird Count in Superior in recent memory, according to the Telegram.
The area covered includes the city, village and town of Superior, Oliver, South Range, Parkland and Oakland. Wisconsin Point and the Superior Municipal Forest are among favorite spots.
The Superior count began on Thursday and continues on Saturday. If you live in the Superior area and want to participate, just keep track of the species and numbers of birds you see on Saturday and e-mail your data to raffetto@wisc.edu.
The Wisconsin Bird Count Initiative and Together Green launched the state’s Bird City program in 2009.

Your bird stories and pictures cheerfully received at: jlundy@duluthnews.com.

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