Come Join In On The Audubon Christmas Bird Count!

posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:23 PM by Vineyards Website Admin

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We have a unique opportunity to participate in the National Audubon Society’s upcoming event.  The Audubon’s 118th Christmas Bird Count is upon us.  Thanks to the guidance of Dr. Daniel Cristol, Professor of Biology and Ornithologist at the College of William and Mary, and our neighbor, Greg Davis, we can contribute to the Williamsburg Bird Count on December 17.  This early-winter bird census is conducted annually with over 100 years of citizen science involvement.  The data collected by CBC participants have become one of only two large pools of information provided to ornithologists and conservation biologists that indicate how the birds of the Americas are fairing over time.

The Williamsburg CBC will be conducted on Sunday, December 17th. To participate, grab your favorite Birder’s Field Guide, binoculars and Williamsburg CBC Species Tally Sheet is attached at the bottom of this post.  Plan to spend a minimum of 1 hour counting the birds on your property.  Dr. Cristol will be in our neighborhood to count the birds in and around the lake in the early a.m. and Greg will walk our public areas later that morning.  For the sake of accuracy, please document birds observed on your property only, unless you know that your neighbor is not participating in the event.  Submit your findings to Greg Davis, no later than 3:30 p.m. on December 17th via his email, We will have copies of the Species Tally Sheets at our upcoming Vineyards Neighborhood Holiday Party at the Clubhouse this Thursday, the 14th.

Happy Birding!!
Christine Payne
Vineyards Website Admin,
Dec 11, 2017, 5:23 PM