The 2016-2017 annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count is coming soon.
Between December 14th and January 5th, tens of
thousands of bird-loving volunteers will participate in counts across
the Western Hemisphere.
The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running
wildlife census in the world. Each individual count takes place in a
15-mile-wide circle and is led by a compiler responsible for organizing
volunteers and submitting observations to Audubon. Within each circle,
participants tally all birds seen or heard that day.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count is a citizen science project organized by
the National Audubon Society.
There is no fee to participate and the
quarterly report, American Birds, is available online. Counts are open
to birders of all skill levels.
For more information, visit www.christmasbirdcount.org.
source: National Audubon Society