Thursday, October 30, 2014

Birders: Annual Local & National Bird Count to get Underway in December


The annual local and national Christmas Bird Count is coming up in December. Birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and citizen scientists get ready!

The National Audubon Society's 115th Christmas Bird Count will occur between December 14, 2014 thru Jan 5, 2015. For more details, go to http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/

Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in this event that has become a family tradition across generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on this annual mission.
 
Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action.
 
The Christmas Bird Count at the Santee National Wildlife Refuge near historic Summerton, S.C., occurs December 20, 2014. It is one of the most popular Bird Count events in South Ca rolina. This one-day bird survey will generally result in over 130 species seen. If you would like to participate in the event or need more details, please contact Dennis Forsythe: email dennis.forsythe@gmail.com or call his cell phone: 843-708-1605

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