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Christmas Bird Counting

A long-standing program sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the Christmas Bird Count takes place each winter from December 14 to January 5 in designated 15-mile (24-km) circles across North America. Each circle count is conducted in one day. Thousands of bird watchers participate in this annual bird census, contributing data that is invaluable to assessing North American bird populations and guiding conservation action.
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Bird Migration Facts You Might Not Know

Since the dawn of civilization, birds have fascinated humans with their incredible diversity, glorious colors, and awesome power of flight. Year after year, hundreds of species travel thousands of miles from their southern wintering grounds to their breeding territories in North America. Many visit our neighborhoods to rest, refuel, or even raise their next brood. Some go unnoticed. Others are far more conspicuous. Each is an inspiring example of one of the greatest wonders of the natural world: the phenomenon of avian migration. But how much do you really know about bird migration? Take our quiz!
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