Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Bird Count 2

This time of year, birders get to see their hobby/sport/lifestyle in mainstream media, thanks to coverage of the Christmas Bird Count. The 109th count began Sunday, Dec. 14, and will continue to Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.

According to National Audubon Society's CBC FAQs page, thousands of volunteers in the Western Hemisphere dedicate 24 hours to identifying species and counting birds within a 15-mile count circle. The predetermined circles are covered by birders who report to a count compiler before the circle's count date and pay the $5 participation fee.

Recent media coverage of completed counts:
Lakewood Ranch Herald, Bradenton, Fla.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

See previous coverage in this post: Dec. 15

Photo courtesy of Sara Kennedy/Bradenton.com

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