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December 12, 2023
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Marshalltown, IA 50158
Christmas Bird
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Christmas Bird Count

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Tuesday, December 19 All Day

Throughout Marshall County Christmas Bird Area

(See Below Image)

Registration Fee: FREE 

Deadline: December 15 by 4:00 p.m.

 For 124 years, the Audubon Society has held Christmas Bird Counts across the United States. Data gathered from these counts are used to understand bird populations. During the Christmas Bird Count, groups are assigned an area that covers a 15-mile radius - the group records as many different birds and their numbers. The species and numbers are then compiled, sent to the Audubon Society, and documented. The count must happen around Christmas, and groups must pick a specific day for 24 hours to record birds. The date we have selected is December 19. We have multiple bird experts and have divided the quadrant into sections. There are a few ways to join and volunteer for birding for a day. 1. If you are an expert, you can help lead a group. 2. Even if you don’t know birds, you can join an expert and learn your birds along the way. 3. If you have bird feeders at your home, you can watch and record the birds that come to your feeders. You do not have to dedicate 24 hours. You can give as much time as you want. If you are interested in joining us for the bird count on December 19, please get in touch with Emily Herring at 641-752-5490 or by December 15 at 4:00 p.m. The map below shows you the regions we will be covering. This includes the towns of Marshalltown, Albion, Green Mountain, and Laurel.

 Christmas Bird

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