A Holiday Filled With Chirps & Cheer—The Christmas Bird Count

December 21, 2014 7:20 PM

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When it comes time to the Christmas season, people innately begin counting the birds: four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and whole lot of other species. But if you're an ornithologist, then the holiday season also marks an important time for bird-watching. Waking up before sunrise and catching a glimpse of the black-necked stilts or the white-tailed kites may be a part of your daily agenda, but when Dec. 14 rolls around you're ready for day long adventures to camp out and count the local bird species in the skies.

When it comes time to the Christmas season, people innately begin counting the birds: four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and whole lot of other species. But if you're an ornithologist, then the holiday season also marks an important time for bird-watching. Waking up before sunr...

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