Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Audubon Seeking More Christmas Bird Counters


The Seattle Audubon Society (8050 35th Avenue NE)  is having a special bird counting event on December 31st and is looking for more birders.
Here is information:

Seattle’s 88th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is looking for birders of all abilities to take part in the longest running citizen science project in North America. The count this year will take place on Saturday, December 31st.
This annual bird census brings together birders of all levels to count as many birds as possible on one full day. The search takes place within an area 15 miles in diameter centered in downtown Seattle, divided up into 14 different sections.  
Participants are teamed up with expert birding leaders who will guide them around their assigned section. As a participant, you will gather valuable data on wintering bird populations that is sent to the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and incorporated into important research, such as the State of North American Birds report and National Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change report.
Short on time, have young children, or don’t want to leave the warmth of your home? Then you are perfect for the Feeder Watch! Your feeder must be located within the Seattle CBC area. 
See our website for detailed map.  For more information contact the Science Manager tobyr@seattleaudubon.org or register here.

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