BIRD WATCHING The Audubon Society holds bird counts at Christmas every year in 1,500 areas throughout the country, including Palos Verdes Peninsula. During the 24-hour count there last month, 52 people spotted 152 different species. The five most and two least common sightings were:
Bird Number Sighted Bonaparte's Gull 35,053 European Starling 2,086 House Finch 1,425 Rock Dove (common pigeon) 1,295 Audubon's Warbler 1,192 Black Headed Gros Beak 3 Scott's Oriole 1
Source: Palos Verdes Peninsula Audubon Society.