Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

Saturday January 1st - 8am
Antelope Island State Park

(Click HERE for other Utah dates and locations)

Wasatch Audubon Society and friends will take part in the annual bird count/survey of bird species in the park. Meet at the park entrance station. Be sure to bring binoculars, scopes, and weather appropriate clothing.

About the Christmas Bird Count:

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

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.

From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -- and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.

Click HERE to read more about the Christmas Bird Count, and click HERE to go to their main website.

Thanks Now Playing Guide for the information!

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