The Indian Cave State Park Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on Saturday, December 16th. Those participating on this day will meet at the park office at 8 a.m. The bird count will commence after some discussion and refreshments and conclude around 1 p.m. This event is free and no pre-registration is needed. For those who need them, binoculars and bird I.D. books can be borrowed from the park. Please dress appropriately according to weather conditions.
The Christmas Bird Count is a long standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. The CBC is an early-winter census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24 hour period on one calendar day to count birds. The data collected by observers over the past century has allowed researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations.
Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It’s not just a species tally—all birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day. Towns and surrounding areas included are Shubert, Stella, Nemaha, Barada, and Verdon.
For further information call Indian Cave State Park at 402-883-2575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Park Entry Permit is required.