Christmas Bird Count Set For Saturday

DuBOIS, Pa. (EYT) — The DuBois Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held during the 24-hour period Saturday from midnight to midnight.


New counters are always welcome, whether at a bird feeder near DuBois or in the field.

The Audubon Society, along with other groups, use information collected across the country to help determine the health of bird populations and possible conservation measures.

The 117-year-old count is the longest-running wildlife count in the U.S. and there is no fee to be involved.

Counts will take place within 15-mile diameter count circles, which will include areas in Jefferson County.

For those who want to participate, call Marianne Atkinson as soon as possible at 814-583-7926. Birders of all skill levels are welcome.

Each of the citizen scientists who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation.

Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action.

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