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Christmas Bird Count

Times are tentative

You are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Northumberland-Lancaster Christmas Bird Count.  The event is on Tuesday 19 Dec 2017.  

The Northern Neck Audubon Society is a sponsor of the event for the second year in a row.  This is part of the 118th National Audubon Christmas Bird that has close to 75,000 participants in the United States, Canada and other area of the Western Hemisphere.  2,536 separate Christmas Bird Count “circles”are included in the 117th Christmas Bird Count database. 

At the inaugural Northumberland-Lancaster Christmas Bird Count in 2016 ninety-one (91) species were recorded by the 37 participants.  

The Christmas Bird Count circle covers most of the eastern portions of the two counties. The “circle” includes ample opportunities to observe shore birds and waterfowl along the Chesapeake Bay and associated wetlands as well as a wide variety of birds found in the forests, farms, vineyards, three Natural Area Preserves, and towns in Northumberland and Lancaster Counties on the Northern Neck of Virginia.  The count circle is divided into 8 to 10 sectors. Sector leaders establish meeting times for their sectors.  A mid-afternoon “reception, take-a-break, and compiling" session is planned.  

Novice Birders are welcomed and will be paired with experienced birders. 

Contact Jeff Wright at pec11908@mac.com for more information.  Please let me know as soon as possible as I am trying to align teams, sectors, sunshine, and even a few birds for the event.

Earlier Event: December 11
Bird Walk at Menokin in Richmond County