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Citizen scientists wanted for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Looking for something to do over the long break from school? Spend a day outdoors as part of the National Audubon Society’s 116th annual Christmas Bird Count.

Volunteer bird watchers — experts and amateurs — will try to identify and count every bird they see. It’s a fun ornithological scavenger hunt that provides data to help scientists measure the health of our ecosystem.

The Georgia Ornithological Society is organizing more than two dozen Christmas Bird Count events in Georgia, including four around metro Atlanta, between now and January 5, 2016.

If you’re traveling over the holidays, there’s probably an event going on wherever you’ll be. You can check by visiting the Christmas Bird Count page of the National Audubon Society.

Young scientists may also enjoy seeing the data that’s been gathered in the past 115 years, available on Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count page.

 

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