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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Christmas Bird Count

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News Release Date: December 6, 2013
Contact: Todd Stefanic, 208-527-1352

Come join us at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve for our
annual Christmas Bird Count. This event is cosponsored by the Snake
River Audubon Society. The Christmas Bird Count is an international effort
to count wintering birds in the western hemisphere. Crater of the Moon
offers a unique winter time birding experience. Participants of all
experience and skill levels are welcome.

To participate meet at the Craters of the Moon visitor center at 9:00 a.m.
on Tuesday, December 17. The visitor center is located 18 miles west
of Arco (24 miles east of Carey) on Highway 20/26/93. Remember to wear boots, warm clothes and bring
binoculars and a lunch. You should be prepared to spend the day outside in
winter conditions. Snowshoes will be provided if conditions require. For
more information on the Christmas Bird Count program contact Todd Stefanic
at 208-527-1352 or visit http://www.audubon.org/ bird/cbc/index.html

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