Audubon Society to participate in annual Christmas Bird Count



for 2018

New officers were recently elected to Thunder Bay Audubon Society. Officers include Karen Tetzlaff, president; Lynn Field, vice-president; Marilyn Ross, secretary; and Steve Wagner, treasurer.

Their first project will be to take part in the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count. Once again Thunder Bay Audubon is asking for help in compiling observational data in the Alpena and Hubbard Lake areas.

Local volunteers will fan out on Dec. 14 in Hubbard Lake, and on Dec. 16 in Alpena. Field counters will brave the weather to count birds in assigned territories.

Feeder counters will observe and count visitors to their home feeders. You do not need to be a member of Thunder Bay Audubon Society to participate.

The National Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count is a century old annual holiday tradition, with thousands of volunteers participating across the United States, Canada and numerous other countries. Bird observations contribute to a wildlife census compiled by National Audubon, to track bird populations and assist in guiding conservational efforts.

Forms and procedural details can be obtained by contacting Karen at 464-6573 for the Alpena area, or Craig at 727-4723 for Hubbard Lake. Come join the fun, be a citizen scientist and help add to this important annual endeavor.