Starting next week, hundreds of thousands of birders, across both North and South America, from the North Pole to South Pole, will be participating in the annual Christmas Bird Counts, organized by the National Audubon Society. For 110 years now this program has been done, and we can now accurately research and study the changes to birds, their populations and distributions like we never have before. But none of this is possible without volunteer help, so please check with your local Audubon Chapter, Bird Club, National Wildlife Refuge or other organization to see what counts are happening in your area. This year I am doing 3, Catskill-Coxsackie on Tuesday, December 15, Southern Albany County on Sunday December 20 and Southern Rensselaer on Monday, December 28. If you live within a count circle, keep track of the birds at your feeder that day, and if your able hook up with a group. More eyes and ears = more birds! Plus you never know what you might find!
For more information visit: http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/
Happy Holiday’s and Good Birding!