Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge staff invite you to participate in the Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Friday, December 18th. The National Audubon Society administers the Christmas Bird Count and this year marks the 121st year. This is the longest running citizen science bird project in the U.S.
Counts are held in designated areas throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America every year between Dec. 14thand Jan.5th. Information from the count provides important information on winter ranges of birds, population trends, and how changing climate alters winter bird distribution.
The count area covers a 15-mile diameter circle that includes the cities of Newfolden, & Viking and areas in-between. Highlight species from last year’s count include bald eagle, northern shrike, rough-legged hawk, numerous sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkeys.
Due to COVID-19, participants will count independently instead of going in groups as we did in the past. If …