3 December 2008.
Mendocino Coast Audubon Society is proud to host its 34th annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, January 3, 2009. The count area runs approximately from Cuffey's Cove north of Elk, south to the Point Arena lighthouse. This long expanse of coast includes many different types of habitat and is divided into seven count areas. The count usually begins at first light, which is about 7:30 in late December, and concludes before darkness falls. Participants do not have to stay for the entire day, but those who can are welcome to attend the free post-count dinner at the Seniors Center in Point Arena, where the different teams report their sightings.
You do not need to be an expert birder to participate. The team leaders must make the tough identifications. The rest of the team has to search hard, bring a hearty lunch, and have a good time. Please call David Jensen at 964-8163 if you are interested in participating in this year's count.
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