More than 50,000 observers participate each year in this all-day census of early-winter bird populations. The results of their efforts are compiled into the longest-running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early-winter bird populations across the Americas. Simply put, the Christmas Bird Count, or “CBC,” is citizen science in action. (For more information, click here to go to National Audubon’s webpage about the Christmas Bird Count.)
Steve Bonta is the count coordinator. Please contact him by phone, 684-1175, or email him at [email protected] with “Christmas Bird Count” in the subject line to coordinate your counting activities.
We will meet at 5:30 PM to trade stories and compile bird numbers at Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Co., 1830 East Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona (their Greenwood location). If you’d like to join us, you must reserve and pay in advance by November 18. However, you don’t need to go to the bird count supper to participate in the count — and you don’t need to count birds to join us for supper!)