Why count birds?
Participating on Christmas Bird Counts appeals to different people for different reasons.
Some of those reasons are:
- Enjoying the adventure of searching for as many species of birds as possible within the allotted time. Some have described it as being like a scavenger hunt.
- The camaraderie of being with other birders and sharing the experience.
- Contributing effort toward the monitoring of bird population trends over time.
- Having a reason to get out of the house on a winter day.
- Seeing the countryside and enjoying the scenery.
- The fascination and pleasure of seeing birds and studying nature.