The Christmas Bird Count for Brazos Bend is set for Saturday, December 15th, 2018. This will be the 7th year that the James B Harrison Foundation’s Long Point Ranch will have participated in this event.
The Christmas Bird Count is an annual event within National Audubon Society, with over 100 years, 118 to be exact, of community science involvement. It is an early winter bird census, where volunteers across the country go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds across a 15-mile radius tract in their local area.
The count is open to birders of all ages and experiences. Each participant must register prior to the scheduled bird count. Registration is now open for those wishing to volunteer and participate in this year’s bird count. Head to http://www.brazosbendcbc.com to register. If you should like to join us for this year’s count leave JBH Long Point Ranch in the comments section.
The day usually starts pretty early. It is recommended that participants bring a sack lunch to eat in the field as the count will wrap up in the late-afternoon.
Come dressed for the appropriate weather conditions and don’t forget your binoculars or camera as the day will be full of plenty of birds to see!