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Christmas Bird Count to take place January 5th in Grand Bahama
Jan 2, 2011 - 2:15:36 PM

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Three generations of birders: Gail Woon, her mother Phyllis Gibson and Candice Woon, Gail's daughter

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The 2010 Christmas Bird Count will take place on Wednesday, January 5th from sunrise to sunset. Orientation meeting will take place Tuesday, the 4th at 5 pm at Garden of the Groves. On the evening after the count, the popular "tally rally" will take place at Garden of the Groves with everybody sharing dinner and the excitement of the day's sightings.

It promises to be an exciting count with experienced team leaders coming in from the U.S., Abaco and Nassau. Don't miss this opportunity to make Grand Bahama number one again in the number of bird species being recorded.

CBC is conducted in North, Central, South America and throughout the Caribbean with over 60.000 participants. The count contributes to the largest database in ornithology and determines declines and increases in bird population.

Geana and Sarah Knowles

This year two of the youngest Grand Bahama birders will join in the count. Candice Woon and Sarah Knowles have already become recipients of Birds of the Bahamas certificates for the high number of birds on their "life list"and will take up important positions on two of the six teams of this years Christmas Bird Count.

Geana Knowles has been bringing her daughter Sarah on birding field trips since she was a little girl.  Sarah will make a valuable contribution through her acquired skills in the upcoming CBC

Call us at 374-7778 if you would like to participate. If you never birded before, you may just want to be a team driver and gain insight into a fascinating hobby!

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