Annual Christmas Bird Count December 17, 2017

Dec 15, 2017

Fred Broerman scans the sky for birds flying above Bethel's Lions Club Park, which overlooks the Kuskokwim River. Broerman was one of about a dozen citizen scientists who participated in Bethel's Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count on December 17, 2016.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

This Sunday is the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count in Bethel.

The Audubon Society, along with the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, is calling on volunteers from the Y-K Delta to help with the December 17 count.

Last year a dozen volunteers counted over 700 birds, including ravens, redpolls, and pine grosbeaks.

The National Audubon Society runs the program to encourage bird conservation and to collect data showing how bird ranges have changed over time.

To participate contact Kristine Soul at (907) 543-3151.