The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, but that doesn’t mean the birding has to slow down! It is Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season again. Audubon’s CBC is a citizen science program and the nation’s longest running bird survey – this is the 114th year!
On count day participants count all birds they encounter within their assigned section of a 15-mile diameter circle. Birders of any skill level are welcome. It’s a great opportunity to learn from experienced birders. You can bird for as long as you like.
I organize two counts: Little Rock is Saturday, December 14, and Lonoke is Saturday, December 21. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-366-0840, and specify the count. There are many other counts across the state. Contact State Compiler Leif Anderson at Leanderson@fs.fed.us or 479-284-3150 ext. 3151 for more information. Participation is free. Make your birding count for the birds!