Enjoy Birding? Be part of the Christmas Bird Count
Christmas time is near and with it come a century old tradition of counting birds. Yes, counting birds! Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society and Belize is proudly joining in. This international event is in its 119th inception and is made possible by volunteers and local Audubon Societies who go out over a 24-hour period to count birds.
In Belize, CBC is being organized by the Belize Audubon Society (BAS), and they say that the cooler weather makes it a perfect time for birding. Doesn’t this sound fun? We currently have 6 CBC circles: Cockscomb Basin (December 15th), Mountain Pine Ridge (December 22nd), Belmopan (December 23rd), Belize (December 30th), Gallon Jug (January 1st) and Punta Gorda (January 4th).
Those who sign up for this event can expect a full day of birding. We cover a large area with as many different habitats and record every single bird. Weather can wear you down, so you do need to go with a strong mind in order to not be deterred.
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