Worcester-Area Christmas Bird Count is Saturday, Dec. 19

by | Dec 19, 2020 | Entertainment, Events, Headlines

WORCESTER – The annual Christmas Bird Count [CBC] is taking place in the Worcester area all day today — Saturday, December 19.

The CBC is an early-winter bird census run by the National Audubon Society. Thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds.

The CBC takes place over a 15-mile wide diameter circle and is organized by a count compiler. In Worcester, the compiler is Worcester Academy math teacher, John Liller.

The goal is to count all birds, all day long to give an indication of the number of birds in that 15-mile radius on that day.

This year marks the 121st Christmas Bird Count. It started on Monday, December 14 and will run until Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

To track the counting across the country, click here.



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