Christmas Bird Counts

7 12 2011

For over 100 years, birders have taken part in annual Christmas Bird Counts.  These events help scientists gather information on what birds are spending the winter in certain regions.  This in turn can aid conservation efforts for species in peril, as a majority of North America’s birds need protection not only on their breeding grounds, but where they spend the colder months as well.

On Audubon’s page (click here) you can find all the information needed on the Christmas Bird Counts in your area – they run for almost a month, so finding a convenient time and date to participate shouldn’t be a major hurdle for any interested naturalists out there.

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