The Christmas Bird Count, now in it's 118th year, is an annual citizen science event in which birders all over the country spend one day searching for their feathered friends. The goal is to take a snapshot of the bird landscape throughout North America. The data collected by volunteer birders and turned into the National Audubon Society help scientists understand bird population trends. Plus, it gets you out birding in the beautiful (or sometimes blustery) winter weather!
Madison Audubon is coordinating the Madison area count. To get involved, contact Brenna Marsicek (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-255-2473) to request information. We will work with you to find a person leading a counting group in your area.