Saturday, December 12, 2009

Birdwatchers Wanted

Volunteer Birders Wanted for Glen Helen Ecology Institute’s Christmas Bird Count on December 19th, 2009

The Glen Helen Ecology Institute is holding a Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to participate in one of the world’s most longstanding citizen science efforts by counting as many birds as possible in Glen Helen’s nature preserve. Participants should meet at the Trailside Museum at 505 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, OH. Please RSVP by calling Jenny Montgomery at (937) 769-1902.

Volunteers experienced in bird identification are especially needed but beginners are also welcome. Bird watchers can check in at Trailside Museum any time from 8:00 am on and should plan to stay for 1-2 hours. Volunteers should dress warmly and bring binoculars if they have them. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided.

The bird count will determine the health of bird populations in the Glen and helps support conservation efforts.

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