Birders look to keep county top bird site

   Matagorda County birders will try to remain on top in North American bird counts at the Aud116th Matagorda County Mad Island Marsh Christmas Bird Count from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14. 
   A total of 234 different bird species were seen Matagorda County took first place in the count last year with making this the 8th year in a row. 
   Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Brown Booby and two Black Terns in Matagorda County were among others as the headliners for the state. 
   This year an amazing six new species were reported and five of those were only found in Texas. 

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