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2017 Whatcom County Christmas Bird Count

December 17, 2017

2017 Whatcom County 

Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 17

Annually between December 14 and January 5, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the world take part in an adventure that has become a holiday tradition. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission to count birds – often from dawn to dusk. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of our natural environment has driven dedicated people to get out in woods, fields and wetlands to celebrate the holidays.

The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a citizen science effort, conducted by thousands of community members whose purpose is to collect data on bird populations across the continent while celebrating the holidays and enjoying the wonders of nature. The CBC in Bellingham has been held annually since 1967, making this our 51rst year. So come celebrate and participate! For more information on the Bellingham CBC please go to www.northcascadesaudubon.org/birding/christmas-bird-count/#.

Participation in the Bellingham CBC is free. Results will be published by National Audubon in an online version of American Birds during the summer of 2018. You can find much more information on this event, as well as annual results and summaries, at birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.

If you are interested in participating in the 

Bellingham CBC please contact Doug Brown at 

bblackcat@comcast.net or 360-647-1657.


December 17, 2017
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