01 December 2009

Things Birders Do

CHRISTMAS COUNTS are run two weeks either side of Christmas. They involve a circle 15 mi. in diameter and are run and edited by National Audubon Society. Results are published in "American Birds."

BREEDING BIRD SURVEY is done in June and are run by Migratory Bird Populations Station of US Fish and Wildlife Service. Each cooperator starts half hour before dawn. He or she then stops every half mile, listens exactly 3 minutes, and lists every bird noticed. The ordeal lasts four hours. Results are available to ornithological researchers.

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH is run by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. They also have a lot of other programs.

Mourning dove

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