Volunteers Turn Eyes to Sky for Annual Bird Count For the 108th year, volunteer birders are fanning out across the Americas for the National Audubon Society's annual birding census. Data collected during the Christmas Bird Count help researchers monitor bird behavior and bird conservation.
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Volunteers Turn Eyes to Sky for Annual Bird Count

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Volunteers Turn Eyes to Sky for Annual Bird Count

Volunteers Turn Eyes to Sky for Annual Bird Count

Volunteers Turn Eyes to Sky for Annual Bird Count

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For the 108th year, volunteer birders are fanning out across the Americas for the National Audubon Society's annual birding census. Data collected during the Christmas Bird Count help researchers monitor bird behavior and bird conservation.

Geoff LeBaron, director of the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, talks about the annual effort, and about the WatchList, a directory of bird species that the Audubon has identified as threatened.