TITLE

It's All For The Birds! Taking the annual feathery count from Nome to South America

PUB. DATE
January 1978
SOURCE
Time;1/16/1978, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count for bird lovers in Long Island, New York in January 1978. It cites that the event's objective is to identify and tally as many varieties and numbers of birds as possible on a given day. It notes that the 1978 count involved some 33,000 people, from Nome, Alaska, to Panama and Venezuela, and more than 1,300 species of birds will have been counted. It states that with the help of figures the volunteers provide, ornithologists are able to check the health and vigor of different avian species, detect changes in their habitats, set up wildlife sanctuaries, and even help airlines reroute their planes to avoid dangerous collisions with migrating birds.
ACCESSION #
53521710

 

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