Annual bird counts give scientists climate clues

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 2:16 a.m.

Armed with flashlights, recordings of bird calls, a small notebook and a stash of candy bars, scientist Rich Kostecke embarked on an annual 24-hour Christmastime count of birds along the Texas Gulf Coast. Yellow rail. Barn owl.

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Front Section, Pages 13 on 12/23/2012