Christmas Bird Count
How would you like to start a new holiday tradition, one that has nothing to do with malls, and everything to do with the great outdoors?
Beginning December 14 and running through January 5, you can join tens of thousands of volunteers in the 111th annual Christmas Bird Count.
For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people—armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists—to leave the comfort of a warm house during the holiday season to count birds. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations—and to help guide conservation action.
Whether you are inspired to get involved in this year’s bird count, or simply to step outside, slow down, and count your blessings, the Bird Songs Bible will inspire you to treasure the sights and sounds of every single breeding bird in North America—nearly 750 in all.
If you do plan to join the counters, the digital audio player featuring songs from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will only enhance your bird-watching skills. And if you are unable to leave the house, this essential volume for bird lovers will educate and entertain everyone in your family.
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