Monthly Archives: January 2016

December Berwick Post – Christmas Bird Count

On December 19th we hiked around Berwick to do our annual bird count. There were eight kids and five parents attending this event. The day was cold and windy and not a lot of birds were around. Her is our results: 6 crows, 2 ravens, 2 rock pigeons, 3 gold finches, 2 bald eagles, 4 herring gulls. We believe that the wind kept the birds hiding in the trees. The data collected from all the bird counts on the continent is submitted to the Cornell database so the scientists  can keep track of bird populations and study the effects of climate change. Awareness of changing bird populations can influence policies for the protection and of birds.