BIRDERS GEAR UP FOR ANNUAL CONWAY CHRISTMAS COUNT

by Christian Mower on December 29, 2011

BIRDING ENTHUSIASTS ARE GEARING UP FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL NORTH CONWAY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT THAT STARTS AT MIDNIGHT.

ORGANIZERS SAY THE SUCCESS OF THE ANNUAL BIRD CENSUS DEPENDS ON VOLUNTEERS ON FOOT AND IN THE FIELD – AND AT HOME – WATCHING THEIR BIRD FEEDERS.

THE BIRDS ARE COUNTED IN DESIGNATED LARGE CIRCULAR AREAS IN PARTS OF BARTLETT, CHATHAM, JACKSON AND NORTH CONWAY.

LORI KINSEY – EDUCATION DIRECTOR AT TIN MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION CENTER IN ALBANY – SAYS THE DATA THAT’S COLLECTED WILL BE COMPILED AND ANALYZED STATEWIDE BY NEW HAMPSHIRE AUDUBON.

KINSEY STRESSES YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AN EXPERT BIRD COUNTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COUNT.

BIRDERS WILL GATHER AT TIN MOUNTAIN ON BALD HILL ROAD FRIDAY AT 5 P.M. TO REPORT AND COMPARE THEIR RESULTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNT OR TO VOLUNTEER FOR IT, CALL (603) 447-6991.