The Christmas Bird Count    


Hernando Audubon

Established 1959

Dec. 15, 2018 - Saturday
Brooksville Christmas Bird Count

Help count all the birds in a 7.5-mile-radius circle
around Bystre Lake.
To be assigned to a team, contact:
Linda Vanderveen - Tel 352-428-2629

Dec. 19, 2018 - Wednesday
Aripeka/Bayport Christmas Bird Count

Help count all the birds in a circle that extends from
Pine Island to Crews Lake.
To be assigned to a team, contact:
Bev Hansen - Tel. 352-686-0460
Purple Gallinule | Rey Wells

From December 14, 2018 through January 5, 2019 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. This will be the 119th count!  Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For more than a century, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. 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. (Excerpted from the National Audubon Society's Christmas  Bird Count Website.)

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