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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The Christmas Bird Count is Coming!

Frank Chapman (June 12, 1864 – November 15, 1945) was an American ornithologist, conservationist and the creator of the now annual Christmas Bird Count. Intended as a form of protest against the Christmas day "side hunt" in which teams competed to see how many birds they could kill, Chapman decided instead to count birds. One hundred and eighteen years later it has become the longest running citizen science survey in the world. You can learn more about the history of the count here. If you'd like to participate in this year's CBC, check this link to a map to find information for your area. Below is the info for New York City:

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Brooklyn (Kings)
Bobbi Manian
roberta.manian [AT] gmail.com

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Lower Hudson NJ/NY
Kaitlyn Parkins
christmasbirdcount [AT] nycaudubon.org
212-691-7483

Queens County
Corey Finger
10000birdsblogger [AT] gmail.com

Sunday, December 23, 2018
Bronx-Westchester Region
Michael Bochnik
BochnikM [AT] cs.com
hras.org/bwcbc.html
914-953-7409

Click here for a complete listing for New York State.

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