Christmas Bird Count
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 year's count 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 Friday, December 14, 2012. The visitor center is located 18 miles west
of Arco 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
Did You Know?
Watch out for bombs! Before they cooled, volcanic bombs were hot globs of lava that were hurled from volcanoes along the Great Rift. They form a variety of interesting shapes described as "breadcrust", "spindle" and "ribbons" by geologists.