All over Florida, birders spent the day (or days!) outside, counting bird species and individuals for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count. The data collected helps researchers understand the changing behaviors of birds over long periods of time. Results are being reviewed and tallied around the state. Did you take part in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count? Upload your photos, tell your stories, and connect with other birders on our Facebook Page.
Ocala.com has reported on our 2010 count in Southwest Marion County:
The preliminary totals for this year’s Christmas Bird Count for the 14 groups of volunteers who counted birds in the 15-mile radius in Southwest Marion County are 20,191 individual birds and 118 different species.
Thanks to all of our supporters for making this year’s event a huge success. You can take part in next year’s count – we’re looking forward to a great 2011!