The count period for the 112th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will begin on December 14, 2011.
From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over one hundred years, 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. Let's count birds!
|Christmas Bird Counts provide important data on bird populations - Rusty Blackbird, St. Marks NWR, FL|
Florida has a very active army of Christmas bird counters that cover 71 count circles throughout the state. To participate in this year’s CBC click here to find out where your nearest count circle is and who to contact for more information.
The Fifth Annual STA5-Clewiston Count FLSO will be held from 7 a.m.-5:00p.m. on Saturday December 31, 2011. Birders of all skill levels and photographers are welcome. Participants will need to bring their lunch, snacks, and water. Port-o-lets are available at STA5. The STA5 team will meet at the STA5 gate at 7 a.m. Other teams will survey portions of circle at varying times. The post count gathering will be held at the the Best Western in Clewiston at 5:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and Soda will be provided. Bring your own dinner. Lodging is available in Clewiston and nearby campgrounds. Four Florida Birding Trail sites are nearby. Fee: $5 per participant will be collected to be sent to National Audubon Contact: Margaret England firstname.lastname@example.org 863-674-0695
The Jackson County CBC will be held on Monday, January 2nd, 2012. Birders of all skill levels and photographers are welcome. Participants will need to be prepared for the weather, bring their lunch, snacks, and water. We will be meeting at the Greenwood Supermarket in Greenwood at 6am, which is 10 miles north of Marianna. Click here for directions from Marianna. The post count gathering will be held from 6pm to 830pm at Beef O’Brady’s restaurant, which is located just north of I-10 at exit # 142. Directions from Marianna here. For more information on how to participate in this year’s count please contact: Andy Wraithmell email@example.com 850-459-4306