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Feeder watchers, observers needed for Mid-Coast Christmas bird counts

Dec 04, 2019
Photo by: Don Reimer At their backyard feeders or out with a group, birders can help with the Christmas Bird Count.

Mid-Coast Audubon invites all interested birdwatchers to participate in the Mid-Coast Christmas Bird Counts this December. If anyone would like to feed birds in their own yard and will be around to watch their feeders on that day, many are welcome to help.

The annual counts contribute to the North American database for the National Audubon Society’s CBC, which is now in its 120th year. Birders of all skill levels are welcome at any level of participation. Counters tally individuals of all bird species found during one 24-hour period from midnight to midnight within a 15-mile circle.

Participants may either watch birds at their home feeders (if they live within the circle) or join a count team to go out in the field for the day. Mid-Coast Audubon manages three count circles, and interested birders should contact the count compiler at least one week in advance so teams can be planned ahead.

-Dec. 14, Damariscotta-Pemaquid, compiler Dennis McKenna 563-8439

-Dec. 16, Bunker Hill, compiler John Weinrich 846-1221

-Dec. 21, Rockland-Thomaston, compiler Don Reimer 273-3146

For more information, visit Mid-Coast Audubon’s mission is to promote long-term, responsible use of natural resources through informed membership, education and community awareness

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