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December 14 / Christmas Bird Count
You can add to a century of community science data by signing up for this year’s Colorado Springs Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, December 14, 2019! Everyone is welcome to participate. Plan to spend at least the entire morning finding birds, though times will vary. Come prepared for cold temperatures, and possibly snow and ice. Feeder watchers are also encouraged to sign up and participate.
After the count, we will gather for a potluck dinner, species compilation, and sharing of the day’s adventures at Bear Creek Nature Center from 5 to 7 pm on count day.
The CBC is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, involving thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere. There is a specific methodology to the CBC, and you must sign up in advance. Each count takes place in an established circle 15-miles in diameter, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes, counting every bird they see or hear. It’s not just a species tally—all birds are counted, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Tyler Stuart at [email protected].
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Come join us!
Aiken Audubon programs are free and open to the public. They are held at Bear Creek Nature Center, located at 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, 80906. Coffee, snacks, and socializing begins at 6:30 pm and programs begin at 7 pm.
Aiken’s weather cancellation policy: Sometimes inclement weather may cause us to cancel an Aiken meeting. If this happens, a decision will be made by 1 pm on the meeting date. Notification will be placed here our website, on our Facebook page, and sent out through our email notification list. In addition, a message will be posted on the CoBirds Listserv, which many Aiken birders subscribe to. If there is any doubt, please do not hesitate to contact any Aiken board members via telephone. Always, your safety is first so use your own judgement when coming to a meeting.
Finally, if you would like to present a program at one of our meetings, or have suggestions for a speaker and/or topic, please contact program chair Diane Luck at [email protected].