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CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SEEKS
WATCHERS AND FIELD OBSERVERS
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The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) invites all interested birders to participate in the Unity Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, December 15th.
This event contributes to the North American database for the National Audubon Society’s CBC, which is now in its 119th year. Birders of all skill levels are welcome at any level of participation. A CBC count is a tally of individuals of all bird species seen or heard during one 24-hour period within a 7.5 mile radius. The Unity CBC circle is centered at the intersection of Quaker Hill Road and Route 202/9 in Unity and is divided into sectors, each of which is assigned to a team of birders. Observers may also choose to watch birds at their home feeders if they are within the circle and record sightings during the day of the count. SRLT will provide volunteers with instructions, bird lists, data sheets and the final results of the tally. All who participate in the Unity CBC are also invited to the SRLT’s event at 93 Main Street in Unity at 4:30 PM where the group gathers for pizza and tally the birds found during the day. SRLT will also sponsor another CBC in Hartland on Saturday, December 22nd. This count is centered just south of St. Albans and extends from the south side of Great Moose Lake to the west side of Sebasticook Lake. The count will be run similarly to the Unity count, as explained above. If you have computer access and would like more information on the CBC, visit www.audubon.org/content/history-christmas-bird-count. For more information or to sign-up for either count, email Tom Aversa at tom.aversa@gmail.com. If you do not have email, you can call Tom at 948-8593.