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Balcones Christmas Bird Count

  • Monday, December 18, 2017
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • The Balcones NWR Circle

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Christmas Bird Count

Monday December 18th, 2017

Join us on Monday, December 18th, for the annual Balcones Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This count has enjoyed steady growth in participation over the past few years, and as a result our species total has continued to climb as well. We would love to continue this trend - more eyes in the field gives a better view of the birds life there.

The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running wildlife census in the world and provides critical data on bird population trends and movements. The Balcones CBC is sponsored by the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands NWR. The circle includes all the tracts of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding area (see the map on our website). We need many birders of all skill levels to adequately survey the birds in the circle area to find all of the expected species and the rare species visiting the area. We would especially like to have some feeder watchers this year, so if you live within the circle and have bird feeders, please participate.

Thank you for participating in this important citizen-science project!

For more information about CBC’s in general, see http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count
Email balconescbc@gmail.com with questions or to register. Exisitng team leaders and member should email us to confirm you are returning.

Not on an established Balcones CBC team yet? Please read the NEWCOMERS FAQ.

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