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Volunteers Continue the Century Old Tradition of Counting Birds

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Lisa Walker-Roseman from the Fort Bragg Bird Count
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January 12, 2023 -- For 49 years, bird enthusiasts have gathered in Manchester to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. The Fort Bragg Bird Count has been around for 12 years. Dave Jensen and Tim Bray lead the counts under the umbrella of the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society. And it’s not just about counting birds. The count information is shared with the National Audubon Society and joins over a hundred years of scientific data that tracks the health of our winged neighbors. This data is used by researchers, conservation groups and governments to better understand how the birds of North America are faring in modern times. Dave and Tim talk about the numbers and some interesting finds.




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