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Contact: Todd Stefanic, 208-527-1352
The annual Christmas Bird Count will take place at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve on Wednesday, December 17. This event is co-sponsored 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. 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