Birders invited to participate in annual holiday tradition

December 14, 2014 8:40 PM

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BAR HARBOR — The 115th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will soon be underway on Mount Desert Island and in 31 other areas statewide.

The longest running bird (or any other animal) census in history, the count was started as an alternative to Christmas day bird hunts. It has become a favorite Christmastime tradition for birders and those who like to feed birds. The count provides important data to researchers studying the long-ter...

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