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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:15

Christmas bird count is counting on you

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out christmasbirdcountTune up your listening ears and wipe down the binoculars: the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is calling all birders to participate in the Christmas Bird Count on Friday, Dec. 14.

The annual count is held nationwide and produces critical baseline data on bird populations by amassing a huge wealth of recorded bird sightings submitted by participating bird clubs The information aids in following species trends, indicating the status of the country’s birds and their population increases and declines.

This is the 113th year the event has been held across the country. It is the longest running citizen science survey in the world and tens of thousands of volunteers participate annually. After all the data is collected it will be available online for public viewing.

Local participants can aid in recording species and numbers, driving, looking and listening, to cover the territory in and around the Highlands Plateau that day. Beginners to experienced birders are welcome to participate.

The event starts at 7 a.m., followed by a noon break for a chili lunch and discussion of successes, failures, and notable bird sightings of the day. Loaner binoculars are available if needed.

828.787.1387 or 404.295.0663 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Other bird clubs with Christmas Bird Count programs include:

• Carolina Field Birders of Jackson and Haywood counties will hold its Balsam bird survey on Dec. 28. 828.506.9308.

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