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Birmingham Audubon Annual Christmas Bird Count
December 28, 2015, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
80th Annual Birmingham Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count
The Birmingham Audubon Society CBC began in 1946, making this one of the longest running CBCs in the country. This year’s BAS Christmas Bird Count will be our 80th (80th!) and all BAS members and friends are invited to participate in this long-running count, to be held Monday, December 28, 2015. Thanks to the continued support of our dedicated members and friends this wonderful Christmas tradition continues to this day. Consider making the Christmas Bird Count a part of your holiday tradition and join the fun on count day.
Accompanying this article you will find a copy of the map detailing the count circle and the various territories within the circle. I invite all of our members to consider participating in the count by choosing an area (you do not have to live within the territory or the count circle) and contacting the corresponding party leader to make arrangements to join the group. If you are not able or do not wish to participate, but have some unusual winter birds visiting your feeders that we should record for the count, please contact us in advance. We especially would love to hear from you if you have some owls in your neighborhood or wintering hummingbirds!
For those who may be interested, the Count Circle app by Stevens Creek Software, is available for download from the iTunes Store. The app clearly displays the boundaries for each Christmas Bird Count circle, and allows the user to determine in real time their location within the circle. Count Circle includes the complete National Audubon database of CBCs, with a total of 2646 different count circles in 89 different states and territories including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Antarctica.
Get your holidays off to a merry start by joining in this historic count. David George will handle compiling duties. The compilation will begin at 5:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be provided.
~ for the Bird Counts Committee