By Danza Johnson | NEMS Daily Journal
As a part of the 112th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, more than 60 species of birds were identified Saturday. The event, coordinated by the Audobon Society, is a way for conservationists to count and document birds within a 15-mile diameter of an area. Five bird watchers joined count compiler Carol Fields in Tupelo for the city’s count. Fields said a bald eagle was spotted during the count, which is not as rare as it once was. Fields said more birds were identified during last year’s count, despite more favorable weather this year. For more information on the Christmas Bird Count, go to http://birds.audubon.org/get-involved-christmas-bird-count.