written by: Kathryn True
Whether you’re an avid birder or a beginner who’d like to learn more about birds, it’s not too late to sign up for the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), an annual tradition shared by birders across the continent. Join expert island birders in raising their binoculars to scour the beaches and forests of Vashon and Maury to record every bird they can see (and hear) in a 24-hour period. The resulting species tallies provide essential data used by the National Audubon Society to help protect bird species and their habitat.
A killdeer and a Western Snipe seen on previous CBC counts on Vashon. photo by: Richard Rogers.
How to participate
Here’s your official invitation from the Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society:
The Vashon Christmas Bird Count is coming up Saturday
December 31 and you can participate in two ways:
1. Count birds on your ...