The Backshore Bird Blog

Christmas Bird Count December 19, 2015

Peaks Island Sunrise over Outer Green Island Happy Holidays to the birds and bird lovers of Peaks Island. This blog is a special one for the holidays – a gift from Dan Nickerson and volunteers for the Christmas Bird Count who search for birds on the shores and land of Peaks Island. Their goal is to provide data that will assist in determining bird conservation measures. Below I discuss what this bird count is all about and share with you what birds these avid bird lovers find. “In 1900, Audubon member Frank M. Chapman launched the first Christmas Bird Count – Audubon’s all-volunteer holiday census of early-winter bird populations – as an alternative to the traditional Christmas “Side Hunt,”

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