All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, December 09, 2005

The Christmas Bird Count

Birdwatching may be the last thing on your mind these chilly days, but Maine Audubon invites you to participate in their annual Christmas Bird Count in coming weeks.
Apart from its attraction as a social, sporting, and competitive event, CBC reveals scientific information on the winter distributions of various bird species as well as the over-all health of the environment.

CBC is the longest running ornithological database and continues to grow in importance as a monitor of the status of resident and migratory birds across the western hemisphere.

The data, 100% volunteer generated, has become a crucial part of the U. S. Government's natural history monitoring database. [Link]
For more information on the birds you can expect to spot in Maine this time of the year, visit Mainebirding.net and Derek Lovitch's excellent Field Notes blog at MaineToday.com.

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