113th Audubon Christmas Bird
and Chili Feed
December 16th (Sunday), 2012, all
part of the day.
Chili Feed started at 5pm.
Where: Counting birds
Chili Feed will be at Temple Beth
Hatfiloh at 8th and Washington in
Who: Experts and Beginning
Contact: If you would
like to participate,
(either as a participant or a leader),
or call 360-866-9106.
The BLACK HILLS AUDUBON
Annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec., 16th, 2012.
is part of a larger effort led by Audubon chapters throughout the nation during a two-week window around the Christmas holiday.
The mission of the Bird Count is to identify, count, and record as many
different bird species as you see in a particular area. You don't have to stay
in one spot all day, nor participate all day long.
It's a serious commitment, and a
lot of fun, too! The bird count concludes with the traditional chili feed
shortly after dark at Temple Beth Hatfiloh at 8th and Washington in Olympia.
These events are more important than ever because the results are used to
monitor the status and distribution of bird populations across the western
hemisphere. Last year, 124 species
For CBC leaders:
The success of our count depends on the intensive effort of participants willing to volunteer to spend the whole day in the field, regardless of weather,
counting all the birds in their group's assigned count area. That's the
ideal, but we realize that people have busy lives....come for a few hours if
that is all you have time for.
Watch for information on the Backyard Bird Count (in