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Portage La Prairie Central Plains Herald Leader (Newspaper) - December 30, 2006, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Central Plains a David w. Faurschou la Portage la Prairie constituency Canad inns Portage la Prairie 857-9267 scenes of the season photo essay showcases Winter in Central Plains Community Page 11 Portage la Prairie news a year to remember Central Rha faced numerous challenges in 2006, including search for new ceo 8 sports a year for cheers a year for tears smiles sadness Dot sports landscape in Central Plains Region throughout 2006 1 2 Portage la Prairie 5 Oakville Elie 6 Macgregor Austin 7 Gladstone 8 1�� includes tax too of Roo Fin r to saturday december 30, 2006 time Ruix out vim Hava 3 Vohid comm left. Make us an offer on 2006 Pontiac q6 2006 Montana sv6 2006 orc diesel cargo Van year 18 f0. 27 Marsh event for the Birds by Leighton Klassen Central Plains Herald Leader on a morning thick with fog and brisk with a Light Manitoba Breeze 12 Portage la Prairie area residents trekked into the wilderness for a 107-year-old tradition. Members of Portage natural history group took part in the 107th annual Christmas Bird count which is nationally recognized in the Delta Marsh area on wednesday. Liis year is the 30th year local Bird enthusiasts Nave participated in the event. Walking along a desolate Highway 240 North Early wednesday morning Bob Jones and his son Tom scanned the fog Ridden horizon just South of University of Manitoba Delta Marsh Field station located about 25 Kilometres Northwest of Portage. Bob is the president of Portage natural history group. Quot it s been very slow. We Haven t found very Many Birds but we re going to keep working at it Bob said while holding a pair of really difficult to see but Success in past years helped the Bird guru remain optimistic this year will be equally Gratifying. Quot we be come across a lot of unusual Birds so you get quite excited Quot he said offering an example of a Northern three toed Woodpecker he saw in december of 2005. Bob who is in his 70s, has been birdwatching since he was a Young lad he said but he Calls his son who is in his 40s, an Amateur. Quot i went on one count when i was very Young but this is my third consecutive Tom Leighton Plauen Central Plains Herald Leader Bob Jones left and his son Tom scan the horizon for Birds on wednesday about three Kilometres South of University of Manitoba s Delta Marsh Field station. The two along with 12 other Portage la Prairie area residents participated in the 107th annual Christmas Bird count. It a 3 Coli said while holding a notepad marked with i 62 million b a by More than 1,200 birdwatchers across Canada last year s species count which totalled 13. More than 62 million Birds were counted worldwide by 57,156 birdwatchers last year. Counted a record 363 Bird species in 2005. Bob Jones said 61 species have been found at Delta Marsh with 31 of them counted by Bird watchers throughout All of last year. On wednesday the group of 12 were scattered across Square Kilometres with Bob and Tom tackling the area just Southwest of the Field station. At the end of the Day the counts Are tallied up and sent to Bird studies Canada. Results from the Delta Marsh count show three unusual Bird species were Are the Northern Hawk owl saw net owl and slate coloured Junco. For Bob the practice of birdwatching is a mixture of a contribution to science and an impassioned Hobby. Quot it s both Quot he said about Why he counts think it s More of a Hobby than for science but it s like people who play sports a they like to have events and so do for Tom the Birds and birdwatching events like this create valued time spent with his father. Quot it s a great time to spend with my dad Quot he said while standing beside his father while reflecting on the future. Quot maybe i can carry on the tradition one Day for myself ome Home a Toyota by january 13th and you could get doubly rewarded by winning 10 grand towards your Purchase. See dealer for details. Rezmi Portage Toyota to Highway a West a 8577874 of 18884819915 Toyota e it mail sales $ Portage Toyota Ca the Tam
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