What better way to celebrate the end of 2016 than with a Christmas Bird Count? Chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, goldfinches...on December 17th they all count, and we'll count 'em!
A tradition dating back to the very start of the 20th century, the CBC is held all over North America in the weeks before the holidays. The Harriers will take part in a Monadnock-area count for the second year running. The "count circle" will be broken up into sections, with one "team" of counters responsible for each section. If you would like to be a part of a team, let us know! Whether you'd like to begin at dawn, or just join in for an hour or two, your participation is valuable and appreciated. This is one of the largest and longest-running citizen science projects in the world!
Better yet, we'll warm our hands and bellies midway through the morning with a pancake breakfast. The "break" will take place about 9:30 a.m. at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, which is part of our counting territory.
We'll be moving by car caravan from place to place, but some good walking will be required, so dress for the conditions, and warmly! Let us know to expect you by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending when you'd like to count, we'll let you know the best place to meet us.