Welcome to our New Members
December-The Veep's Peep
Handsome, isn't he! Other area sightings in November by PBC members include: Rusty Blackbirds, Greater Yellowlegs, Red-breasted Mergansers, Buffleheads, Horned Grebes, Redheads, American Pipits, American Coots, Bonaparte’s Gulls, and Surf Scoters.
Piedmont Bird Club will be participating in a holiday tradition this month – the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. And what a tradition it is! This year marks the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count! On December 20th teams of PBC birders will disperse to pre-assigned territories to count species and individual birds.
Data gathered in this citizen science project is compiled into a national database which informs conservation biologists on bird population trends, and helps guide future conservation action. See the National Audubon Society’s report on ten things learned from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count: http://birds.audubon.org/ten-things-we-learned-audubon-s-christmas-bird-count
If you haven’t participated in the Christmas Bird Count, get involved and start a new holiday tradition. It is a great way to connect with nature this time of year and contribute to an important conservation project. To sign-up please contact Elizabeth Link.
Bundle up and join us on the December field trips below! See the calendar for complete information
Mayo River State Park - Sunday, December 7,
“North Carolina is a great place for birding. And the Piedmont Bird Club is a wonderful group of folks to bird with!”