Leavenworth Christmas Bird Count
Wenatchee River Institute is hosting the Leavenworth Christmas Bird Count this year!
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a nationwide community science effort to count birds that has been happening for over 120 years. It is organized by the National Audubon Society, and local counts are compiled by regional Audubon chapters, community members, or organizations like WRI. Specific counts occur on one day in a 15-mile diameter circle around a town, and the Leavenworth count is happening on Tuesday, December 19th!
There are plenty of routes to cover and lots of space for volunteer leaders or beginning birders to join in. If you'd like to participate, please send an email to Tucker (contact info below).
This is a great opportunity to both volunteer for this amazing community science project as well as learn from fellow community members. There is no cost to participate. Depending on the route you are on, there are varying amounts of birding to be done on foot or from the car. You can also participate from home by watching your bird feeders! Time commitments will vary based on your route, and can be flexible.
We'll meet at Wenatchee River Institute at 8am for a brief, optional morning meeting before splitting off to go on our routes. In the afternoon at 4pm we'll meet back up at WRI for a potluck and review of our count!
Please reach out to Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.