Join us on Monday, December 17th, for the annual Balcones Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running wildlife census in the world and provides critical data on bird population trends and movements. The Balcones CBC is co-sponsored by the Travis Audubon Habitat Conservation Committee and Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. The circle includes all the tracts of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding area (see the map on our website). We need many birders of all skill levels to adequately survey the birds in the circle area to find all of the expected species and the rare species visiting the area. We would especially like to have some feeder watchers this year, so if you live within the circle and have bird feeders, please participate.
For more information about CBC’s in general, see http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count. For more specific information about the Balcones CBC including a map showing the count circle, go to www.balconescbc.org. Email Shelia Hargis and Laurie Foss at email@example.com with questions or to register. Thank you for participating in this important citizen-science project!