Get out and count the birds this holiday season.Its a great way to burn off some of the calories and stress that the holidays can bring,plus its a great way to connect the young people in your life to nature and the outdoors.
The Audubon Christmas Bird Count began in 1900 when Dr. Frank Chapman, founder of Bird-Lore – which evolved into Audubon magazine – suggested an alternative to the holiday “side hunt,” in which teams competed to see who could shoot the most birds. While the ultimate goal of participating in a count is tallying a representative sample of the birds on a count day, the natural competitive spirit of birders is what drives them to do the most thorough job possible. CBC has become a treasured holiday tradition, a reunion with birding friends and a way for anyone to play a small part in a big conservation picture.
The Audubon CBC is a citizen science project organized by the National Audubon Society. For more information and to find a count near you visithttp://birds.audubon.org/get-involved-christmas-bird-count.
Follow the count on social media with hashtag #AudubonCBC.