Bird fans come together for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count starting this weekend. So get ready, because this is the time of year when you may admire the birds in your yard and happen to spot other individuals standing in the road taking a peek at your birds with binoculars.
The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) takes place between December 14 and January 5 and is organized by the National Audubon Society. To organization welcomes birdwatchers to take part in this occasion, which is the world’s longest citizen science survey.
As indicated by the Audubon site, this is the 115th year for the occasion; the fowl registration has been going on since Christmas Day 1900. More than 70,000 volunteer winged animal counters partake in the occasion each year. The counting takes place in more than 2,400 areas over the Western Hemisphere and allows a tracking of the bird populations that cannot be fulfilled by expert researchers alone.
In South Carolina, information will be gathered to count each individual winged creature and fowl species in an indicated territory.
Matt Johnson, Director of Education at Audubon’s Francis Beidler Forest, declared that the Audubon Christmas Bird Count is both an imperative continuous winter birds census and a fun and energizing means to take in more about the birds in individuals’ vicinity in a joint effort of professionals and citizens alike.
With every annual event more date about birds surfaces. Thanks to this information specialists now know how flying creatures respond to deforestation, obtrusive species and environmental shifts.This autumn, Audubon scientists published a new research. The study , based on 30 years of Audubon Christmas Bird Count statistics, uncovered that if environmental change keeps going on at the same pace then 314 of 588 observed birds species could lose more than half of its current numbers by 2080.
This fall, a study was released by Audubon scientists. The study, which was based on 30 years of Audubon Christmas Bird Count data, unveiled that if climate change continues to take place at the same pace then 314 of 588 bird species studied could lose more than 50% of their current ranges by 2080.
One of the already visible effects is that more than 69 percent of winter birds residing in North America are staying over the winter in regions farther north compared to their winter migration pattern in 1960s.
Bird fans of all ages are welcome to join in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Specialists said that the Audubon Christmas Bird Count information is helping them identify conservation areas. The most well-known species found amid the North tally a year ago were the European starling, the seagull, the American wigeon and the American robin.