Annual Spring Bird Count
Calling all birders: please help us survey birds for the Valley Forge Audubon Society’s annual Spring Bird Count! Please register with Vince Smith by June 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-410-1157 to be assigned to a team and location.
The Spring Bird Count (SBC) takes place each year on the first Saturday in June, and unlike the Christmas Bird Count, which monitors the population of wintering birds in our area, the SBC is held during breeding season. The data generated from both surveys can be used to estimate changes in populations of species and direct bird conservation efforts. But there is an additional difference between the two bird counts: this one is held in warm weather!
Volunteers are assigned to teams, and locations surveyed will be within a predetermined 15-mile diameter circle centered on the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to help, and beginning birders will be paired with more experienced birders. The more volunteers we have, the more areas that can be thoroughly covered. This is a great opportunity to get out into the field with one or two other people, hone your birding skills, and contribute to avian research and conservation.