The 119th Kings County Christmas Bird Count
The great annual winter event that champions citizen science. It is the longest voluntary bird census on the North American continent. Started in 1909 as a protest against the “holiday side hunts” for the largest kill collection by hunters, ornithologist Frank K. Chapman organized the census with twenty-seven of his friends and volunteers to count birds; twenty-five Christmas Bird Counts were held that day, tallying 90 species and garnering much media attention. Since then the Christmas Bird Count has become a best loved event, encompassing tens of thousands of birders of all skill levels, going out in all sorts of weather to count birds to the great benefit of science.
Please contact the teams organizer if you would like to join in.
Compiler: Rick Cech, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teams organizer: Bobbi Manian, email email@example.com
Dinner Venue: Pot-luck dinner is held for participants at the Prospect Park Boathouse.