Citizen Science: Christmas Bird Counts


The approach of Christmas foretells the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, held in various locations between December 14 and January 5. It’s an activity that allows laypeople to develop an interest in bird watching, while their help in conducting the census is invaluable. Scientific organizations couldn’t afford to pay for the vital data-collection performed by thousands of “citizen scientists” across the nation.

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This is Playa Country — a weekly look at the wildlife, wetlands and prairies of the western Great Plains, and the people who manage them — brought to you by Playa Lakes Joint Venture, an organization dedicated to conserving birds and bird habitat.

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Original broadcast: December 2012

Posted: December 12, 2012
Topics: Citizen Science