Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What is the CBC and Why is it important?

Lesser Black-backed Gull @ the JR Whiting Power Plant (©J.S. Jourdan)
What is the CBC? – It is the largest conservation effort known to mankind! Over 50,000 observers across the Western Hemisphere count and record as many individuals and species over a 24-hour period (Midnight to Midnight).


Why is it important? – The count period of December 14 to January 5 each marks the end of the fall migration and provides an opportunity to monitor trends in early winter bird populations.

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