bird count

PLEASE join the annual Christmas Bird Count! This event is free and open to the public. All skill levels and ages are invited to participate. Started in 1900 by the National Audubon Society, the Christmas Bird Count is the world’s longest-running citizen science project. The CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife has organized local counts for over 25 years, typically tallying thousands of birds and 50-plus species.

On Dec. 27, volunteers for the Saipan Count will meet at 5:45 a.m. at American Memorial Park to divide into teams for roadside and walking surveys. Teams will spread out to cover the island, finding and recording as many birds and bird species as possible. Bring binoculars if you have them, but it’s okay if you don’t.

The Rota Count will happen on Dec. 28 with more details to follow.

Individuals participating will be expected to follow Covid-19 safety measures including the 3 W's. For more information, contact Emilie Kohler, 664-6032 or  

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