JOIN THE GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

bird countJoin volunteers from High Country Audubon on Sunday, December 18 for the Grandfather Mountain Christmas Bird Count .

Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas plan to take part in the 112th Christmas Bird Count during the weeks between December 14 and January 5.  The data collected in the census is used to assess the health of bird populations and to help groups like Audubon guide conservation action.

A typical bird count day starts around 7 a.m., includes a meet up time in the early afternoon to compile morning lists and then bird watching continues until dark.  Volunteers are not required to work throughout the entire day.

Birders of all skill sets are welcome to participate.  Counters will be divided into groups and each group will have at least one experienced birdwatcher.  In the past families, students, birders and scientists have all gotten involved.

Those interested in participating should send an e-mail to Education Director Jesse Pope at naturalist@grandfather.com by December 15.  Please bring your binoculars and a bird guide on the day of the count.

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  • My family and I (including our 4 year old son, our 14 year old daughter, and our 1 year old) visited Grandfather Mountain the day after Christmas. The weather was beautiful and the view was amazing. Walking across the mile high bridge and standing on the peak was a magical moment for me and my children that I will keep in my mind as one of those moments that helps get you through the rest of your less magical days.
    James
    Saint Rose, LA
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