Have you ever participated in a citizen science project which allows members of the general public to become part of a research team collecting important data about our natural world? Each year beginning Deccember 14, the Audubon Society hosts the annual Christmas Bird Count. The event lasts through the first week of January and is conducted in locations across North, South, and Central America. Birders of all skill levels gather to collect data and be part of this ongoing wildlife census which enables many organizations to have useful information which guide conservation decisions. You can read more from the Audubon Society about the History of the Christmas Bird Count

To be part of this year's Christmas Bird Count, check out this listing of scheduled counts from the Alabama Ornithological Society. There are some great ones going on around Alabama State Parks. Another great resource is your local Alabama chapter of the Audubon Society:

Birmingham Audubon Society (Birmingham, AL)
3720 Fourth Avenue South, Second Floor 35222
Birmingham - AL - US
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Cullman Audubon Society (Cullman, AL)
PO Box 1444 35056
Cullman - AL - US
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Mobile Bay Audubon Society (Fairhope, AL)
PO Box 483 36533
Fairhope - AL - US
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Shoals Audubon Society (Florence, AL)
PO Box 282 35630
Florence - AL - US

Tennessee Valley Audubon Society (Hartselle, AL)
411 Rock St SE 35640
Hartselle - AL - US
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015