Christmas Bird Count
The 109th Christmas Bird Count is almost here. Audubon chapters will be conducting one day bird counts between Dec 14, 2008 and Jan 5, 2009. Birders will be searching parks, fields, wetlands, rivers, lakes and neighborhoods counting the species and numbers of birds seen. Beginning birders can participate along side experienced birders to provide valuable observations and information on the health or decline of bird species across the country.
The Christmas Bird Count is enjoyable, a opportunity to make new birding friends and an important contribution to scientific knowledge. The data are sent to the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University. Contact your local Audubon Society Chapter to learn how to participate. If you want to access the historical record of all Christmas Bird Counts you can at www.audubon.org/bird/cbc/hr/index.html