Christmas bird count a reminder to fill your feeders

By Kathy Konek

This year brings us the 121st Audubon Christmas Bird Count. No, your local counters have not been involved that long, but probably well over 30 years.

The local count will take place on December 29, and we have a record number of participants, but if you still want to be involved and live within the count circle depicted on the map below, then you can help by doing a feeder count in your own yard. That means you count the birds that come to your feeder on the given day.

Let us know you are interested by emailing and provide us with your name and the address where the feeder is located.

We ask everyone in the count circle to help by filling your feeders! Year after year we see so many empty ones. Start putting out seed now, so the birds find it, and then make sure to fill it on December 29, and keep it filled to help the birds throughout the cold days of winter!

Thank you for your help with the nation’s longest-running community science bird project.