Annual Christmas bird count begins on Sunday

December 15, 2014 1:02 PM

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Annual Christmas bird count begins on Sunday

The Christmas bird count has begun, which is the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of data. The data reveals trends of winter bird population.

The first count was held on Christmas Day in 1900 and was started by Frank Chapman, an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History. It has been going on ever since.

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