2019 Christmas Bird Count-46th Annual Event!

Mark your calendars for Blue Mt. Audubon’s awesome holiday event, the Annual Christmas Bird Count. We’ll meet in the Whitman parking lot at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 14th to divide into teams to head out for the ultimate treasure hunt; how many bird species can we find in the Walla Walla area? Every year a surprise or two show up, and your team may be the one to find it.
Afterwards, meet at Fort Walla Walla museum for a soup, bread, salad and dessert potluck, followed by the grand tally. The more eyes the more birds are found, so hope to see you there.

7:30 a.m. Meet at Harper Joy Theater
parking lot

 5:30 p.m. Wrap-Up: Fort Walla Walla Museum
off Myra Road

All eyes are needed! Our CBC circle is centered at Bennington Lake and
is 15 miles across. It is broken up into 12 areas – some areas require a
lot of walking – others can be birded from the car. If you cannot come
out for the day you can still contribute by counting birds at your
feeder (if you live within 7.5 miles of Bennington Lake). All bird
species AND numbers are counted.

There will be a wrap-up get together at
5:30 p.m. at Fort Walla Walla Museum off Myra Rd. Hot soup, bread and
drink provided. You do NOT have to come on the count to join in the
wrap-up – and you are welcome to bring your favorite salad and/or
dessert. Please contact MerryLynn Denny at m.denny@charter.net  or
509-240-5552 if you plan on participating so she can assign folks to
areas and organize the count. If you cannot come to the wrap-up please
send your bird count to MerryLynn. 

American Tree Sparrow-photo by MerryLynn Denny

American Tree Sparrow-photo by MerryLynn Denny

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