Thanksgiving Day Western Bird Count
|Goal||Help monitor winter bird populations in Western states.|
|Task||Count birds in a 15-foot area for 1 hour on Thanksgiving Day.|
Count birds within a 15-foot area, anywhere in the Western states, for one hour on Thanksgiving Day; you decide the hour and the location.
|How to Join||
Mark a circle 15-feet in diameter. This circle can be considered a cylinder, since all birds seen on the ground (or water), in vegetation or flying over or through the circle can be counted. Individual birds are to be counted only once during the hour, even if they continue to pay visits. Flocks should be estimated or counted and just the highest number at any one time used. Count circles are usually located around whatever attracts birds--feeders, baths, cover, etc. Most participants establish a count area visible from a comfortable spot near a window. The same count circles should be used each year.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||While fishing, On a hike, At home|
|Tags||bird, birding, birds, Birds, count, counting|
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