Christmas Bird Count

Jan 20, 2017 by

When:
December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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Where:
Glen Providence Park - 3rd Street entrance
W 3rd St & West St
Media, PA 19063
USA
Cost:
Free

Rain, snow or shine!
* Park entrance at 3rd & West Streets *

Join Friends of Glen Providence Park in our 7th year participating in the Christmas Bird Count, the world’s longest-running Citizen Science survey! The CBC was started on Christmas Day 1900 by the Audubon Society, in reaction to the tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt”: whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Instead of hunting birds, the CBC would count them!

In this early-winter bird census, thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period to count birds. Researchers and conservation biologists use the data to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America.

Slow down for a morning and take a break from the holiday rush!

Logistics

  • * Please note the location- we will meet at the 3rd & West Street park entrance *
  • Rain, snow, or shine
  • Be prepared for steep hills and rugged, possibly muddy terrain
  • Experienced and novice birdwatchers welcome!
  • Of course, bring your binoculars and bird guides!

Friends of Glen Providence Park will submit our results to the CBC Compiler for Delaware County. We will also post the results on our website!

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