78th Annual Birmingham Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 21, 2013
This year's Birmingham Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be our 78th and all Birmingham Audubon members and friends are invited to participate in this long-running count, to be held Saturday, December 21, 2013. Birmingham Audubon's Christmas Bird Count was begun in 1946 and thanks to the continued support of our dedicated members and friends this wonderful Christmas tradition continues to this day. Consider making the Christmas Bird Count a part of your holiday tradition and join the fun on count day.
I invite all of our members as well as non-members to consider participating this year by contacting me, Greg Harber, at 205-251-2133. If you are not able or do not wish to participate, but have some unusual winter birds visiting your feeders that we should record for the count, please call me in advance. We especially would love to hear from you if you have some owls in your neighborhood or wintering hummingbirds!
Get your holidays off to a merry start by joining in this historic count. David George will handle compiling duties and Maureen Shaffer will host our compilation at her home, located at 2216 Mountain Lake Terrace, Hoover AL 35226. Call Maureen if you need directions: 205-822-8728. The compilation will begin at 5:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be provided.
~for the Bird Counts Committee
Half-day Field Trip
January 4, 2014
Have you visited Birmingham new Railroad Park yet? Are you wondering what birds you might find there? Then plan to meet Birmingham Audubon at Railroad Park on 1st Avenue South, between 17th and 18th Streets, at 8:00 a.m., January 4th.
Park as close to the Railroad Park pavilion as possible. We will be on the look out for song sparrows, savanna sparrows, coopers hawk, kestrel and possibly a falcon. Dress accordingly.
Trip leader Susan Barrow 943-8667 (h) 253-8667 (c)