Every year Brooklanders take part in the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. This year marks the 114th anniversary of this continent-wide annual tradition. The purpose of the event is to have local groups count the birds in their areas and report them to a central counting system. This helps the Audubon Society track populations of birds as they respond to the effects of climate and habitat changes. This year the count will take place on Saturday, December 14th.
Everyone is welcome to join in, including children, whether you are an experienced birder or a first-timer. The group will take a walk around the neighborhood identifying and counting every bird they see. Meet the group at 8:00 am at the parking lot on the east side of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (400 Michigan Avenue NE). Questions? Contact Anne Anderson at mobileanne (at) earthlink (dot) net. Expect to walk around CUA’s campus, walk across Harewood Rd. and look for birds in the woods, then move on to the reservoir and the Armed Forces Retirement Home by car.