Museum & Pollinator Habitats
Mill Creek Bird Count 2018
The Mill Creek offers numerous locations with public access for birding. During spring bird migration, many bird species tend to follow river and stream corridors as they make their way toward summer breeding areas. The Mill Creek has significant potential for being such a corridor, however the catastrophically invasive Amur Honeysuckle so dominates the landscape along the Mill Creek, that very few native plants that support migrating bird populations are able to grow.
Why count?: We are wanting to collect baseline data on bird species diversity and bird quantities all along the Mill Creek. This information will be crucial for comparing to data collected from future bird counts that will take place after major Mill Creek invasive plant removal and renovation projects have been initiated and/or completed.