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Self-Led Bird Bingo
December 24, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Calling birders of all experience levels! The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is the perfect way to spend some time outdoors this week.
The Christmas Bird Count is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, performed annually in the early Northern-hemisphere winter by volunteer birdwatchers and administered by the National Audubon Society. The data help researchers study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. It informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat, and helps identify environmental issues with implications for people as well.
Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Bird Bingo card can help you participate in the Christmas Bird Count. The card pairs with your phone and works as a field guide. To participate, print your bingo card on both sides of one piece of paper, take it with you on your nest hike or walk, and use your phone to scan the QR codes on the card. You’ll be able to hear bird calls, see videos, and view migration maps. Be sure to share your results with us!