The NorthWoods Stewardship Center will hold the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The count is a century-old tradition involving tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the western hemisphere. Participants will be part of the largest and longest-running wildlife survey on the planet and contribute to an impressive wealth of knowledge on bird populations. The year 2013 marks the one hundred and fourteenth year of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and the fortieth consecutive running of the count in Island Pond, the northern-most count in Vermont. The Island Pond count has produced uncommon boreal species in past years, such as the boreal chickadee, gray jay, and black-backed woodpecker. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about bird communities and the ecology of northern Vermont.
Experience the comraderie of this tradition while contributing valuable scientific data about the resident bird species. Check out audubon.org for more details. Beginners are welcome. Potluck to follow. This is a free event. Registration is required; please contact Maria Young at 723-6551, extension 115, or e-mail email@example.com. — from NorthWoods.
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