Audubon Society to hold fourth-annual Bird Count

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The Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District will host a bird count on Dec. 16. The count is part of the annual count of the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count.

The Audubon Society has been collecting information for 115 years on population trends. Data comes from over 2,000 circles. The count runs from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. A 15-mile circle is identified and locations within the area are included. The circle can then be counted every year to compare the results.

Last year a total of 45 species were identified, with a total of 2,040 birds sited. Included in the count were sites in the City of Washington Court House, local farms, and Deer Creek State Park and Wildlife areas. If you would like to participate this year, please contact Brigitte Hisey at 740-636-0279 or e-mail at by Dec. 11. We will start at the Ag Center, 1415 U.S. Highway 22, Washington Court House, at 8 a.m. and will end the count by noon.

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