Today we started the New Year with our first birding trip and observation submission to eBird with a trip to Reedsport. We have a walk that we have been doing for a couple of years now along the Scholfield Levee that is always productive. I have been kind of holding it in my back pocket for several months now to use as a starter for the year of 2012. We have been watching the weather and keeping our fingers crossed for this day. We lucked out with a dry day and were rewarded with a respectable number of birds. In all, we counted a total 286 birds, representing 27 different species. Jeanette is shown here at one of the stops along the levee counting ducks on the Reedsport Duck Pond.