Annual Christmas Bird Count Dec 19, all skill levels needed |

Annual Christmas Bird Count Dec 19, all skill levels needed

The U.S. Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District will host its 14th annual Christmas Bird Count in conjunction with the National Audubon Society on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. Join tens of thousands of bird lovers and volunteers across the Americas in a holiday tradition that has taken place for more than 100 years. Families, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists help provide critical data on bird population trends from around the world. Audubon and other organizations use the data collected in this wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations.

Granby-area bird counters can choose to participate by motor vehicle, skis or snowshoes, and all birding skill levels are welcome. Other opportunities to contribute, for those who live within the count area, include: volunteering to count and report birds that visit home feeders on the day of the count; allowing access to private property for volunteers to count birds; or simply filling bird feeders that are visible from public roads on the day of the count.

To participate or contribute in any of these events, please contact wildlife biologist Doreen Sumerlin at 970-887-4129 or email

To learn more about the Christmas Bird Count, visit

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