Volunteers watch for white tailed sparrows in Golden Gate Park Tuesday, December 27, 2016 as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count held by The Golden Gate Audubon Society.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Volunteers watch for white tailed sparrows in Golden Gate Park Tuesday, December 27, 2016 as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count held by The Golden Gate Audubon Society. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

34th annual Christmas Bird Count chronicles SF’s winter birds

Bird watchers, enthusiasts and scientists scanned Golden Gate Park in the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 27 to do their part scouting out different species of birds as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count held by The Golden Gate Audubon Society.  For the past 34 years, dozens of volunteers have banded together to cover over sixteen locations throughout San Francisco chronicling the different species that call the city home over the winter months. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

A volunteer walks through the trees looking for rare species of birds in Golden Gate Park Tuesday, December 27, 2016 as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count held by The Golden Gate Audubon Society. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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A volunteer walks through the trees looking for rare species of birds in Golden Gate Park Tuesday, December 27, 2016 as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count held by The Golden Gate Audubon Society. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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