Remembering my first Christmas Bird Count By Andrea Jones 1

On the 120th Anniversary, join an Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count near you 

I suppose the reason I love the Christmas Bird Count is easy for me – I have been doing this for more than twenty years.  I love tradition, comraderie and adventure – Christmas Bird Counts have all of these things.  I participated in my first Christmas Bird Count while in my twenties in Massachusetts – it was the Stellwagen Bank Count off the tip of Cape Cod – this meant heading out by whale boat into the frigid Atlantic Ocean wrapped in every piece of cold weather clothing I owned.

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