Christmas Bird Count
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK JOINS THE AUDUBON SOCIETY
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was started by Frank Chapman and other conservationists on Christmas Day of 1900 and is administered by the National Audubon Society. Over the years it has evolved into an extremely valuable tool to monitor winter bird populations in North America. The CBC database, containing over 100 years of data, provides critical information for perusal and scientific research.
Whether you are a "bird nerd" or someone who just likes nature and the outdoors, please join Bryce Canyon National Park in continuing the CBC tradition. Several routes are available from strenuous hikes to easy drives - we can match your skills/abilities with other birders to make the day fun and successful.
Bryce Canyon will pay the $5/participant fee and free T-shirts will be available for all participating birders.
The count will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 15th at Bryce Canyon Visitor Center and end at about 4 p.m. The count will occur within a 15-mile diameter circle surrounding Bryce Canyon National Park. Please contact Sarah Haas, Biologist, Bryce Canyon National Park for more information on the count and how to participate: 435.834.4753 or e-mail.
Did You Know?
Utah Prairie Dogs are a threatened species found only in southwestern Utah. Distinguishable by its white tail and black eyebrows, several colonies are located within Bryce Canyon's boundaries. More...