Maybe it's much too early in the game
Aah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?
- Frank Loesser
You could be bird-watching!
The National Audubon Society has sponsored an annual Christmas Bird Count for 119 years. Another one is planned for 2019. Christmas Bird Counts across the country are conducted between December 14 to January 5 each year. Hundreds of local coordinators schedule events, not always on the same day. This allows participants to travel and attend as many counts as they wish!
So, these are coordinated efforts that are carefully planned; not just willy-nilly. If you’d like more information, check out the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count website. It should be updated soon, if it hasn’t been already.
You’ll find an interactive map. It’ll look like the entire country is covered with dots! These represent area coordinators and their contact info. Expand it to find the coordinator nearest you.
If you’ve participated before, be sure to do so again. If you’ve never, plan to add something different to your Christmas festivities. Bird-watching! How fun!