Turkey vultures, cardinals top list of birds spotted here

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By Jenny Hartley

It's official. The numbers are in, and the winners are - the turkey vulture and northern cardinal.

The Katawba Valley Land Trust held its Catawba River spring bird count on April 26, in Lancaster and Chester counties.

The turkey vulture and cardinal had the highest totals at 33 for each species for Chester and Lancaster counties.

Blue-gray gnatcatchers, American crows, eastern bluebirds and northern mockingbirds were also common species spotted in the Lancaster County area during the bird count.

A total of 93 species were identified during the count.

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