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Abstract: The bird observations made by H. H. Currie (1880–1950) from the vicinity of Nelson on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake for the years 1940 to 1945 are presented. Though not formally trained in ornithology, he conducted the first systematic counts of wintering waterfowl at Nelson and kept regular, sometimes daily, notes on all the bird species he observed. More than 6,200 observations of 130 bird species were recorded during this period. Eleven species are the first known records for the West Kootenay area.
Key Words: H.H. Currie, historic bird records, West Kootenay
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