Pinedale's Christmas Bird Count Dec. 28th
by Betty Boehm
December 15, 2014
The annual Christmas Bird Count is taking place throughout the country. Every year at the holiday season, large and small groups of birders head out into the cold weather to count birds. This is the largest citizen-based study in the world and the data that is compiled annually provides Audubon and other organizations data on population trends of birds. This is the 115th year of counting!
Here in Pinedale our count day will be Sunday, December 28. Every participant is assigned an area that is within a 7.5 mile radius of our public library. The object is to count every bird that can be identified within this area. At the end of the day all of the lists are compiled and added together. The information is then sent to the national data base. Pinedale has had a count circle since 2004 with an average of 40 species and approximately 1400 birds annually. We welcome all participants, beginning and serious birders who would like to venture out or even watch their bird feeder for the day.
A chili pot-luck dinner will take place at the end of the day in the boardroom of the Pinedale Library starting at 5:30 PM. After dinner we will have a slide show titled "Birds, Simple Moments of Beauty" updated with new photos.
If you would like to join us, give Betty Boehm a call at 307-367-7018 or send an email to email@example.com.