Christmas Bird Count: Fajardo area

About

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the oldest citizen-based bird conservation effort in the Western Hemisphere. Each year, between December 14 and January 5, more than 55,000 volunteers count more than 60 million birds. There are more than 2000 count sites, each within a 15-mile diameter circle.

This particular site is in the Fajardo area, Puerto Rico. The regional project welcomes all ages of volunteers interested in learning about birds. The project is meant to protect species and further research by managing species or sites, monitoring baseline conditions, understanding natural systems, and gathering or classifying data  

 

Location

Fajardo area, Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Forest, Luquillo Experimental Forest, and the International Institute of Tropical Forestry 

 

Partners

Sierra Club

National Audubon Society

Fideicomiso de Conservacion de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Ornithological Society

 

Accepting Participants

This project is recruiting volunteers. Contact Joseph M. Wunderle. On the start date, meet at 5:30 am on rte 191 and intersection rte 988 in front of Catalina Service Center of US Forest Service, just after the enterance to the El Yunque National Forest.

 

Participant Requirements

All ages

 

Participation Tasks

Classification and tagging