It's the Christmas Bird Count!
Join us as we participate in the longest-running citizen science program in the world, the Christmas Bird Count, by counting birds at Battery Kemble Park. We'll meet from 8:00-10:00AM on Saturday, December 15th, meeting at the parking lot of Battery Kemble Park off Chain Road NW. We hope to see lots of woodland species including woodpeckers, kinglets, and sparrows. We'll seek them and other great DC birds out on our last walk of 2018. Get your ducks in a row and register early.
As always, please be mindful of weather conditions, dress and hydrate appropriately, and use caution when traveling to new or unfamiliar locations.
Learn more about the country's longest-running community science project with this overview from Audubon.
Audubon’s new community science program, Climate Watch, aims to document species’ responses to climate change by having volunteers in the field look for birds where Audubon’s climate models project they should be in the 2020s. Check out the Climate Watch website for more information including a short video describing the program, a one-page description of the program, and more.
Sign up here if you’re interested in learning more about how you can participate in the program by surveying for bluebirds or nuthatches in the DC area this January 15 through February 15.