Annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 19

Male kestrel


Virgin Islands Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is scheduled on St. John for Sunday, December 19.

Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of the bird populations and help guide conservation actions across the Americas. Families and students, birders and scientists armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on this annual mission.

The organization needs volunteers to help with this count. Anyone not sure of bird species need not to worry, the group will assign them to accompany more experienced birders.

Anyone interested in participating in this annual event should contact Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257.