The southern Los Padres National Forest is an urban recreation escape, 100 miles from San Francisco. Its 100-mile expanse of land stretches between California’s Snow Mountain Wilderness and Lake Berryessa.
Nearly 2 million robins ruled the roost in the 2010 Great Backyard Bird Count, outnumbering all other species in the 13th annual tally of North American birds reported by 63,000 volunteer bird watchers.
The large number of American robins was mainly because of a massive roost in St. Petersburg, Fla., where birders reported 1.4 million during the four-day event in February.
…In addition to robins, the most numerous birds were Canada geese, snow geese, American crows, and European starlings.
Described as the most comprehensive survey of American bird life, the report, “The U.S. State of the Birds,” analyzed changes in the bird population over the last 40 years. “This report should be a call to action,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said at a news conference in Washington.