Upcoming Field Trips
Lincoln’s Annual Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 16
In 1900, Dr. Frank Chapman proposed a new holiday tradition to help rather than hunt birds. A promising group of conservationists in the forming Audubon movement accepted his challenge. What began with 27 enthusiastic birders and a count of 89 species is now the longest-running citizen science project in the world. In 2014, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) broke records with 72,653 observers and more than 63 million birds tallied.
Calling all birders!
Time is nearing for Audubon’s 118 th Annual Christmas Bird Count, one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the world. The CBC is an amazing event where birdwatchers across the nation collect bird counts from both the field and yard feeders over a 24-hour period. Each year the CBC is held between December 14 and January 5. Data collected provide a snapshot of the status and distribution of various bird species and provide statistics that can be used to track long-term trends in bird populations. This data is available online and is used by many to better understand the population trends of various bird species and guide conservation efforts.
The Christmas Bird Count has become an annual holiday tradition for thousands of birders; it is easy to participate and is a fun, rewarding way to contribute to bird conservation annually. This year join us for the Lincoln area CBC which will be held on Saturday, December 16, and help us continue the annual holiday tradition of collecting vital bird data. Participants are needed at all birding levels. Arrangements can be made to pair up novice observers with more knowledgeable birders. To participate in the Lincoln area CBC as either a field or feeder counter, contact Lauren Dinan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Any rescheduling due to inclement weather will be communicated via email.