The Christmas Bird Counts help conservation efforts

Devoted birders can visit Metro Parks to take part in the world’s longest running citizen science project. The Audubon Christmas Bird Counts are now in their 120th year and six Metro Parks are hosting counts between December 14 and 31.

Starlings were the most seen species in the 2018 Columbus circle bird count, with 9,335 recorded. Photo/Andrew Boose

This massive bird census allows the National Audubon Society and other birding organizations to track bird populations and guide conservation efforts. The bird counts are conducted within geographic circles of about 15 miles in diameter. We hope to see you at one or more of the Metro Parks counts below:

Blendon Woods          Sun Dec 15, 9am

Glacier Ridge               Tue Dec 31, 8am

Highbanks                   Sat Dec 14, 8am

Inniswood                   Sat Dec 14, 8am

Prairie Oaks                 Sat Dec 28, 8:30am

Sharon Woods            Sat Dec 14, 10am

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