Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count Seeks Feeder Watchers and Field Observers!

The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) invites all interested birders to participate in the Unity Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday December 16.

This event contributes to the North American database for the National Audubon Society’s CBC which is now in its 118th year. Birders of all skill levels are welcome at any level of participation.
A CBC count is a tally of individuals of all bird species seen or heard during one 24-hour period within a 7.5 mile radius. The Unity CBC circle is centered at the intersection of Quaker Hill Road and Route 202/9 in Unity and is divided into sectors, each of which is assigned to a team of birders.
Observers may also choose to watch birds at their home feeders if they are within the circle and record sightings during the day of the count.
SRLT will provide volunteers with instructions, bird lists, data sheets and the final results of the tally.
All who participate in the Unity CBC are also invited to the SRLT’s event at 93 Main St. in Unity at 4:30 PM where we will enjoy pizza and tally the birds found during the day.

SRLT will also sponsor another CBC in Hartland on December 23. This count is centered just south of St. Albans and extends from the south side of Great Moose Lake to the west side of Sebasticook Lake. The count will be run similarly to the Unity count, as explained above. If you have computer access and would like more information on the CBC, see this link –

http://www.audubon.org/content/history-christmas-bird-count

For more information or to sign up for either count, please email Tom Aversa at tom.aversa@gmail.com. If you do not have email, you can call Tom at 948 8593.

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