Audubon Society

Bird Count
4:31 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Birders On The Lookout For Snowy Owls, Other Species During Christmas Count

Birders are out counting species for the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. A few people have reported rare sightings of Snowy Owls.
Credit Michael Gäbler / © Michael Gäbler / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Nearly 600 North Carolinians are expected to get out into the woods and fields during the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Volunteer bird watchers will join the coordinated effort to count as many birds and species as possible within designated areas.

Curtis Smalling directs Land Bird Conservation for Audubon North Carolina. He says the federal government surveys breeding birds in the summer, but the Christmas Bird Count compiles data going back 114 winters.

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