Here's How To Participate In The Annual Christmas Bird Count In South Florida
Every year between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, thousands of birders fan out across the country for an annual bird census.
The Christmas Bird Count began in 1900 as a response to traditional Christmas bird hunts, according to the Audubon Society. That first count found about 90 species across 25 locations.
The counties’ results won’t be finalized until the nationwide count period wraps up in January.
Other South Florida counties are still planning for their counts. Audubon Everglades will survey birds from Delray Beach to West Palm Beach this Saturday, Dec. 28. Interested volunteers should email email@example.com.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area has its count the next day, Dec. 29.
For information about other counts around South Florida and contact information for organizers, check out the Audubon Society 120th Christmas Bird Count Map of Active Circles.