Pre-Christmas Bird Count Meet & Greet
Time & Location
About The Event
The Christmas Bird Count is a bird count event in which volunteers count all birds within a 15-mile diameter circle and is held annually by the National Audubon Society between December 14 and January 5. National Audubon Christmas Bird Counts have been held for 120 years.
The Stuart count has been held for over 51 years (with one interruption). CBC participants, aka counters, will spread out to record every bird of every species within historically specified areas. For information on the national count results go to Audubon Christmas Bird Count Results. A brief summary of the genesis and early days of Christmas Bird Counts can be found on the National Audubon Society’s webpage.
To keep up with all Stuart CBC meeting dates and other CBC information, you can go to “Stuart CBC” on Facebook. Feel free to post questions on the Facebook page. You may also contact the co-compilers on Facebook IM. Visiting birders are invited and encouraged to participate.
Count area sections and subsections are selected and assigned at the pre-count meeting. CBC FORMS PACKETS will be available at this meeting and will be posted on Facebook and the AOMC web page. We will have the count circle map with subset divisions available for review and selection. If you were a leader last year or are interested in being a leader this year, please come to this meeting. At this meeting you can get on a team that counts in areas where you know the birds that prefer that habitat.
Photo Credit: John Nelson