Fill your feeders with black oil sunflower seeds, and hang up the suet! It’s time to get ready for the annual Seward Christmas Bird Count. All across the country, citizen scientists are gathering important information about bird populations, movements, and trends.
This year’s Seward CBC will be Saturday, December 22nd. Field Counters will meet at 9 am at the Seabean Café at 225 Fourth Avenue to confirm their area and team assignments. Be prepared to walk, and drive with the car windows open. Dress for the weather, and bring more layers in case; bring lunch, snacks, and beverages for a full day outside. Binoculars, spotting scope, and bird book are helpful. A great attitude is the best tool!
Results will be tabulated starting at 4 pm at the Seabean. Feeder Watchers are welcome to attend the tally or to email their results.
Count Week is December 19-21, and December 23-25. During Count Week, only the kind of bird is noted, not the numbers. If you hear owls or see any unusual birds, let me know. You do not have to be a Count Day participant to share your Count Week birds.
Good news! The National Audubon Society no longer requires the $5 fee as the national results will be posted on-line. Donations to help with the CBC are always appreciated.
Please contact me at email@example.com for more information. Let me know if you plan to participate either as a Field Counter or as a Feeder Watcher.