Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count in Warren and Jamestown
Jamestown, NY – For more than a century, National Audubon has relied on the dedication and commitment of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas for its Christmas Bird Count.
As it has since the 1940s, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is participating again in this important event that makes a difference for science and bird conservation. Counting will be on Saturday, December 14, in Warren, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday. December 15, in Jamestown, New York.
With the goal of documenting all the species in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for the love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition.
You are invited to be part of this adventure that has become a family tradition among generations.
Armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, each of the citizen scientists who 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.
Beginning birders can join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. If your home is within the boundaries of a Christmas Bird Count circle and you have made prior arrangement with the count compiler, you can stay at home and report the birds that visit your feeder on count day.
You can also help by encouraging your friends to fill their feeders, so when volunteers walk or drive by, there will be lots of activity.
Until last year there was a $5 charge to participate, but the program is now free, supported by donations alone.
For more information about and to participate in the Christmas Bird Count in Warren, call Don Watts at (814) 730-9204.
For information about and to participate in the Christmas Bird Count in Jamestown, email Bill Seleen at email@example.com.
The Christmas Bird Count is the longest continuously running citizen science project. To learn more about its history and significance, visit the National Audubon website at http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.
Information about all the programs of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, is available at http://jamestownaudubon.org or by calling (716) 569-2345.