Sunday, January 11, 2009
Eight Christmas Bird Counts - A Quick Summary
The National Audubon Society has declared December 14 to January 5 each year to be the official Christmas Bird Count period. Compilers for the hundreds of 15-mile-diameter circles throughout the Americas announced the dates and recruited observers, and a tradition was continued. Many beginners participate in a single CBC, while more experienced fanatics schedule their entire holiday season around the announced dates to do as many as possible. I fall somewhere inbetween but lean toward the fanatical side. This year I did eight, a personal record. What follows above are quick summaries of the CBC's that I did.