Pandemic will have huge impact on 121-year Christmas bird count

Some local components of the National Audubon Society’s Christmas bird count will be canceled this year, but most will continue with pandemic-related changes in the way they do their local bird counting. The main compilers in most of the 15-mile-diameter circles – the local components, in which local volunteers count …

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Backyard Bird Feeders Invited to Count Birds for Project Feederwatch

With the ranks of bird watchers swelled to historic levels by people searching for new hobbies in a world constrained by coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the 2020-21 season of Project FeederWatch could provide researchers with Cornell Ornithology Lab. FeederWatch, which kicks off Saturday, November 14, collects online observations from bird watchers …

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