Christmas Bird Count

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Each year the public is invited to count birds for the Christmas Bird Count. While some can be counted from the backyard, counting others requires a special outing.

Aimee Van Tatenhove

With the days getting colder, getting outside can be tough. Counting birds in the name of science is a great way to spend some time outside, or just looking out your window.

Wild About Utah: The Christmas Bird Count

Dec 8, 2020
 Evening Grosbeak
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My boots crunch loudly on the snow and we pause frequently to uncover a bundled-up ear from hats and hoods to listen. We are listening for birds like the high-pitched call of a cedar waxwing, clear trilling song of a ruby-crowned kinglet, or the incessant sounds of the red-breasted nut-hatch.

Over 100 Years Of Bird Counting

Dec 28, 2017
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The 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count, organized by the Audubon Society, is in full swing. The event dates back to Christmas Day 1900 and has been held in Cache Valley since 1955. 

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On December 19th, I will have joined several others for an exciting day of counting bird species and numbers in our lovely, snowy valley. Our numbers will be entered on a database that will be shared with the world.