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Christmas Bird Count time!
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White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: Isaac Sanchez/Flickr
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

Learn more about the country's longest-running community science project with this overview from Audubon.

As always, please be mindful of weather conditions, dress and hydrate appropriately, and use caution when traveling to new or unfamiliar locations.

Climate Watch

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.

You Made a Difference!
On November 10, an enthusiastic band of volunteers, including many Audubon members spent the morning clearing invasive plants from Kingman Island. We organized the event in response to feedback to our recent online member survey. Under the expert guidance of Damien Ossi of DOEE, Urban Forest Manager Vincent Verweij, and Dana McCoskey of DC Audubon, the invasive bush honeysuckle didn't have a chance and succumbed quickly to our volunteers' saws and shovels. Approximately 600 square meters of the island were cleared. Many thanks to those who came out for the event and we hope to organize a follow-up in the coming months

Bird Events Around D.C.

Flock to Bird Art!
Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown is currently featuring pieces related to birds. These artists reflect individual perspectives on birds but share in our collective awe at their transcendental existence. The show is running until January 10th. More information may be found here.
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