Christmas bird count coming Friday
December 23, 2012
The National Audubon Society's 113th annual
Christmas Bird Count takes place Friday, and
once again Bonners Ferry birders are pitching
Local birders, whether beginner or expert, will
gather at the Chic n' Chop Restaurant, 6421 Main
Street, Bonners Ferry, at 6:30 a.m. Friday for
breakfast and to get organized for the day's
count, and they'll all meet back up at 2 p.m. in
the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge education
barn, 287 Westside Road, at 2 p.m. to discuss
the results over hot beverages and a potluck.
This year, birdfeed counters are also
encouraged. These are people who live within
seven miles of Bonners Ferry who can't join in
for the official count, but can count the birds
that come to their feeders that day.
They can email or call in their count, letting
us know their location, what birds came and how
many. If it is an unusual bird for this time of
year, pictures are encouraged. Please call Jan
Rose, (208) 267-7791, for more information.
The Bonners Ferry Christmas Bird Count is
locally supported by the
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge and the
Friends of KNWR. To find out more abot the
113th Christmas Bird Count, visit
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