Sunday, December 14, 2008

Counting Day

Today marks the beginning of the Christmas Bird Count season, which runs from December 14 to January 5. I will be participating in at least two this year: today's Lower Hudson CBC and the Raritan Estuary CBC on December 28. Each count works slightly differently. Some (like Washington, DC) have loads of volunteers. Others have rather small teams covering large amounts of territory (such as Raritan Estuary). This will be my first time participating in the Lower Hudson CBC, which covers parts of Hudson and Bergen Counties, such as the Meadowlands, Liberty State Park, and the cemeteries of Jersey City.

CBCs are a lot of fun, so considering signing up for one in your area. If there is not one in your area, you can always start one.