Monday, 13 July 2020
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
MDC encourages birders to help with Audubon Christmas Bird Count
11/21/2018
 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 – including about 20 counts in Missouri.

The CBC is an annual bird census where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere count birds over a 24-hour period between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. CBCs gather data on winter bird populations to track their long-term trends. Each CBC has a coordinator that assigns portions of a 15-mile diameter count circle to participants to count all birds seen and heard. Learn more at audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count.

Missouri hosts about 20 CBCs, some of which are listed below. If interested in participating, contact the CBC organizer listed.

For a full list of CBCs, visit audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=fadfb421e95f4949bde20c29a38228bd.

MDC State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick offers these CBC tips:

  • If you’ve never participated in a CBC, tell the organizer so they can place you with an existing team of birders.
  • Share your level of birding knowledge when you contact the CBC organizer so they can make sure you’re with a team with the experience to properly identify birds seen or heard.
  • Dress warmly. Most CBCs will be held regardless of weather unless inclement weather is dangerous.
  • Bring snacks and beverages to stay fueled for a long day.

For more information on Missouri birds, visit MDC’s online Field Guide at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/search.

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Updated: Train derails near Reserve
Former Horton Hospital head indicted
Sheriff: Explosives, guns, found during search
Two arrested after Saturday pursuit
Hiawatha man arrested on drug charges
Trial set for Hiawatha man charged in fatal wreck
Body discovered in SE Neb county
Shots fired, one injured, during Atchison party
Former Hiawatha banker dies
Body discovered in SE Nebraska identified
Sheriff warns about scam circulating locally
Brown County opts out of mask mandate
Effort underway to recall Humboldt Mayor
Atchison Co adds to virus case-count
City and County to discuss combined dispatch center
One dead in Fairfax MO shooting
Atchison Co retains mask mandate
Health advisory issued for Brown State Fishing Lake
Suit over sex abuse at KS VA hospital goes to trial
New coronavirus case confirmed in Richardson Co

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
Tax credits awarded to two local non-profits
Two arrested after Saturday pursuit
Five new Covid-19 cases in southeast Nebraska
Big Kansas Road Trip postponed to May 2021
Health advisory issued for Brown State Fishing Lake
Trial set for Hiawatha man charged in fatal wreck
Nemaha Co accepts federal virus funds
Three local KAY clubs awarded grants
Former Hiawatha banker dies
Atchison Co adds 42nd virus case
Click Here For All Stories

©2020 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
162.158.78.10