Every Christmas the Audubon Society counts area birds. This long-standing program is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada and may countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one day to count birds.
The Rhinelander District Library is hosting local Christmas Bird Count (CBC) coordinator Vaness Haese-Lehman Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. Haese-Lehman will lead an informational discussion for anyone interested in learning more or becoming involved.
Each November, birders interested in participating in the CBC can sign up and join in through the Audubon website. From December 14 through January 5 each year tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, or rain, and take part in the effort. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this long-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations, and to help guide conservation action. (http://www.audubon.org/conservation/history-christmas- bird-count)
For more information on the Library event, call 715-365-1070.