Saturday, December 17, SCHENECTADY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Coordinator/Compiler: Larry Alden 518-861-6087 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS- History
Frank Chapman and 26 other conservationists initiated the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) as a way of promoting conservation by counting, rather than hunting, birds on Christmas Day of 1900. Some counts have been running every year since then and the CBC now happens in over 20 countries in the western hemisphere! Now a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 120 years of community science involvement, it is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada (where Audubon partners with Birds Canada), and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds. You can find more information, and how to participate, at the Audubon Society website.
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