Christmas Backyard Bird Count

In December, local affiliates of the Audobon Society count birds to determine the health and shifting ranges of the U.S. bird population.

Downy woodpecker downs some suet.

Today we innkeepers are citizen scientists watching (coffee in hand) the woodpeckers, chickadees, and juncos as they enjoy the birdfeeders at the Cornwall Orchards B&B. This national Christmas Bird Count documents one measurable effect of climate change–where birds spend the winter. Are you counting birds this week?

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