It is that time of year again…Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season. From December 14 through the first week of January, families, scientists, students and bird enthusiasts of all ages will take part in CBC’s across the U.S. in one of the best forms of citizen science. During the count, volunteers are put into small groups and conduct count circles where they count and record every bird they see on their assigned route. Results of these counts are used by scientists across the US for assessing conservation efforts and tracking overall health and population numbers of bird species. And, CBC’s are a great way for beginner bird watchers to learn from more experienced bird watchers. About 40 different CBCs are held annually across Kansas, including ones at Cheyenne Bottoms on December 14 and Quivira National Widlife Refuge on December 16. If you would like to participate in the Cheyenne Bottoms CBC, come out to the KWEC on Saturday, December 14 from 8am until 4pm. All are welcome to attend, but participation for at least half of the day is recommended. A lunch will be provided to participants courtesy of the KWEC and The Nature Conservancy. Please call the KWEC at 877-243-9268 for more information.
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend, KS
Time: 8:00 AM