Christmas bird count

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count began last week and continues until early January.

Local birdwatchers go to a specific location and count the casual bird observations and give the information to a local person who compiles the data.

Today we'll hear from Rhinelander's compiler Vanessa Haese-Lehman about the 57th year of the count in the Rhinelander area and some of the observations...

Christmas Bird Count May See Fewer Seed-Eaters

Dec 19, 2013
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Manitowish Waters will hold its annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Saturday. 

Groups throughout the Northwoods and across North America help track long term trends in winter bird populations. 

It’s the twenty first year of the Manitowish Waters count.  Coordinator John Bates says over that time he’s seen significant change in bird populations.  This year he’s expecting low numbers, especially of seed-eating birds that often travel here from Canada.