On January 2, 2008 Eric and Anne Mills, local birders from Lower Rose Bay, made their annual trip to Tancook to lead the bird count for the Island. They traveled 10km and 7-3/4 hrs on foot. There were 3 observers at feeders, 8 hrs., Dave and Martha Farrar and Hillary Dionne.
Conditions were extreme; gale force northerly winds all day, with dropping temperatures and continuous blowing light snow all afternoon. Many of the roads and tracks were ice-covered and potentially lethal. Despite the conditions, however, the species list and numbers were very good.