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112th Christmas Bird Count at the Schrader Center on Saturday

Cedar Waxwing Eating Berries (Georgi Baird)

Citizen scientists, birders, and nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the Schrader Center in Oglebay beginning 8:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17 to participate in the longest-running wildlife census in America.

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission – often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations – and to help guide conservation action. From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition , and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.

For information call 304-242-6855.  Audubon Bird Count

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