Every year around Christmastime, birdwatchers all over the country take part in the Christmas Bird Count activity. You'll learn a lot about birds by spending a day with other people who care about them.
The Christmas Bird Count is sponsored by the Audubon Society, an organization of people who are interested in birds. The purpose of the count is to find out how many birds there are, and what kinds of birds.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
People form groups, and each group counts birds in a certain area on a certain day. The groups count how many birds there are of each kind. Then, all the groups send their counts to the Audubon Society, who adds everything up to get the big picture.
If you'd like to be part of the Christmas Bird Count, call a nature center or bird-watching club in your area for information. They can help you become part of a group.
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