Christmas Bird Count helps Guide Conservation Action
This year marks the 115th Christmas Bird Count across the nation. Owing to a number of reasons and to check the population of different species in various regions, this event was started.
“We allow anyone to come, experienced people, people that have been birders for their entire lives, old people, young people, people that are just starting out, anyone is welcome on a Christmas bird count”, affirmed Habitat Conservation Coordinator Stephanie Galla.
Different organizations, including the Audubon society, use data collected in the wildlife census to evaluate the health of bird populations and also, to pave the path for conservation action.
In the event, an area is given, which roughly covers about 15 miles. To accomplish the task of counting birds and that too without any repeats involves around 15 to 30 birders. Volunteer birder Cathy Beck said that being a birder, one gets an opportunity to take part in such activities.
Till date, the bird count events have provided invaluable data about different species of birds, some native and some migratory. Therefore, it is not too late to join any local chapter of the Christmas Bird Count.
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