What is Audubon's Christmas Bird Count and How Do I Participate?

Find out what the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is all about and learn how to participate in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Silicon Valley.

From tiny hummingbirds to gargantuan albatrosses, billions of migratory birds pass through the Pacific Flyway each year. Spanning from the northern Arctic to the furthest reaches of South America, this passage becomes especially busy during the early winter months of December and January. As temperatures drop, many bird species pass through California en masse, seeking the promise of warmth further south.

Just like their avian counterparts, birders flock together over the holidays – participating in the migration by collecting important data. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) offers anyone, including beginning birders, a chance to make a difference.

Read the full article, The Christmas Bird Count: It’s for the Birders!, over on Hilltromper Silicon Valley.