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Weslaco Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

December 26, 2018 @ 12:01 am - 11:59 pm CST

Prior to the turn of the 20th century, hunters engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt.” They would choose sides and go afield with their guns—whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Conservation was in its beginning stages in that era, and many observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, an early officer in the then-nascent Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition—a “Christmas Bird Census” that would count birds during the holidays rather than hunt them.
That tradition continues to this day here in Weslaco, so join a team of us all day, part of a day, or on the scheduled Bird Walk to count all the birds in a 15-mile circle in one day. It’s fun, and we’ll show you how. https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count

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Date:
December 26, 2018
Time:
12:01 am - 11:59 pm CST
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/342693166512527/

Organizer

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Phone:
(800)792-1112
Website:
http://tpwd.texas.gov/

Venue

Estero Llano Grande State Park
3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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Phone:
(956)565-3919
Website:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/estero-llano-grande

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