Support the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count

Support the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count

February 5, 2014 by  
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The 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is set to take place from February 14 through to February 17 in multiple locations all over the world. This four day event calls on bird watchers of all ages and levels of experience to count the birds they see in one location over a fifteen-minute period…

Christmas Bird Count 2012

November 13, 2012 by  
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The 113th Christmas Bird Count is set to take place from December 14 through to January 5 all over the Americas…

Montezuma Muckrace Birding Competition 2012

August 16, 2012 by  
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As one of New York State’s prime birding destinations, Montezuma offers birders a memorable event as birds are counted within the boundaries of the complex…

Christmas Bird Count – Gathering Valuable Data

December 6, 2011 by  
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In the late 1800s wildlife conservation was unheard of and the hunting of birds and other animals was generally unrestricted in the United States. In some states it was a common Christmas tradition to go hunting, with the hunter bagging the most birds and animals being declared the winner of the so-called “Side Hunt”. By the turn of the century, however, nature lovers and scientists began to express concern regarding the effects of hunting on bird populations, and it was at this time, when the Audubon Society was still in its infancy, that the society’s representative Frank M. Chapman proposed starting a new Christmas tradition in which birds would be counted, rather than hunted, and so the concept of the “Christmas Bird Count” was born – and enthusiastically supported.

Klamath Falls Christmas Bird Count

November 17, 2011 by  
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ome and enjoy a day counting birds in the Kamath Falls area. The event will see birders counting individual birds and all species seen or heard in their assigned area.

Portland Christmas Bird Count

October 18, 2011 by  
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Join in the cheer of the season with a Christmas Bird Count. Not only is it good fun, but it also provides valuable scientific data on bird populations. Last year 267 bird watchers joined in, spotting 124 species. Why not help break the record?

Great Himalayan Bird Count 2009

November 3, 2009 by  
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Sixteen groups, consisting of approximately nine birders per group, will take on a variety of hiking trails from the 7th to the 10th of November 2009, in search of as many bird species as they can find, to identify and record them. Some of the trails include the Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve, Ganga Mandakini and [...]

Shifting Migrations Might Indicate Global Warming

February 19, 2009 by  
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Each year thousands of citizens in the US get involved with the annual Christmas bird count. They are not professional birders, but their counts do help biologists and other researchers to get a better idea of the grand scale of things. Over time this count has revealed that almost 60 percent of migratory birds are spending their winters further north than they did forty years ago.