CHNEP Volunteer Events

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count December 17, 2022

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Photo credit: Lynette Spence

CHNEP is thrilled to partner with the Audubon Society to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count event. For over a century, volunteers across the Western Hemisphere have conducted a day-long census of birds in their community. Citizen Scientists play an important role in this research by 'crowd-sourcing' data collection. With more boots on the ground and eyes toward the skies, we can gain a greater understanding of rapidly changing environmental conditions. From Beginner to Expert, we're looking forward to seeing many Citizen Scientists in the field. No birding experience necessary!

We will be offering a presentation prior to the event at the Punta Gorda Library (401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL) about Bird ID's, the role of community science, and how to create a bird and wildlife friendly backyard or patio. We will then head to Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda to begin the bird count!

WHAT:  Audubon Christmas Bird Count

WHEN: Saturday, December 17th 8:00am-12:00pm

WHERE: Introductory/Training Presentation 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:

Punta Gorda Library (401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL)

Data Collection Site 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Ponce de Leon Park (3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda)

Please bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Binoculars

  • Weather appropriate attire 

  • Water bottle