Bird is the word in San Bernardino

December 15, 2013 by  

The San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society (SBVAS) will once again be conducting a Christmas Bird Count this year, and people of all ages will out be conducting bird counts to help monitor populations and to make notes on habitat conditions. The bird count is an opportunity for local citizens to get out among nature, all while helping a worthy cause in preserving one of our most precious natural resources.

The SBVAS conducts bird counts throughout the year as part of a national Audubon Society effort to not only track bird populations but to bring attention to the country’s natural resources and the importance of preserving them. The Christmas Bird Count is not an event to count Christmas birds (there are no such things) but to count birds during the Christmas season.

Volunteers will no doubt want to bring cameras and take plenty of pictures of both the birds they see and the beautiful natural surroundings in which they live. People often use the pictures they create for holiday postcard printing.

The San Bernardino Valley Christmas Bird Count will take place Saturday, December 21, starting at 7:00 am. All those wishing to participate will meet at San Bernardino County Museum 2024 Orange Tree Ln, Redlands. The count will last till approximately 5:30 pm, at which point participants will meet at Denny’s Restaurant in Redlands to discuss what they’ve seen. Bird counts will be collected and passed on to local, state, and national Audubon members for adding to databases.