Pinedale Christmas Bird Count Dec. 29
December 23, 2013
The annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count is taking place throughout the country. Every year at the holiday season, large and small groups of birders head out into the cold weather to count birds. This is the largest citizen-based study in the world and the data that is compiled annually provides Audubon and other organizations data on population trends of birds. This is the 114th year of the Christmas Bird Count. Nationally, counts take place between December 14th to January 5th, with communities picking whatever dates work best for them.
Here in Pinedale our count day will be Sunday, December 29. Every participant is assigned an area that is within a 7.5 mile radius of our public library. The object is to count every bird that can be identified within this area. At the end of the day all of the lists are compiled and added together. The information is then sent to the national data base. Pinedale has had a count circle since 2004 with an average of 40 species and approximately 1400 birds. All participants are welcome, beginning and serious birders who would like to venture out, or even those who can watch their bird feeder for the day.
A chili pot-luck dinner will take place at the end of the day in the boardroom of the Pinedale Library starting at 5:30 PM.
For more information about participating, call Betty Boehm, 307-367-7018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.