Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Hosted by Callaway Gardens and FDR State Park

Dec 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068

Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000

www.callawaygardens.com

 

 

ANNUAL AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT HOSTED BY CALLAWAY GARDENS® AND FDR STATE PARK

 

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (12/15/15) – Calling all birders!  Every Christmas season Callaway Gardens® participates in The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count Program.

 

Volunteer birders are needed to assist with the count on Saturday, January 2, 2016.  Some participants simply watch feeders from the comfort of their home, while others walk and drive through different portions of the count area to census the bird populations. 

 

Apart from its attraction as a social, sporting, and competitive event, the Christmas Bird Count reveals key scientific information about the Winter distribution of resident and migratory birds across the Western Hemisphere.

 

Each count has a designated circle measuring 15 miles in diameter.  All the birds seen or heard during the 24-hour (midnight to midnight) count day are tallied by birders. The center of the count circle is near the Mountain Creek® Inn at Callaway Gardens, so the census area encompasses much of Callaway Gardens, as well as FDR State Park, and a large portion of Harris County.

 

Preregistration for the Christmas Bird Count is required by December 22, 2015.  Participants should have a good knowledge of birds, dress for the weather, in layers and wear hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes and bring a lunch and/or a snack.” To volunteer for this exciting event, email education@callawaygardens.com .

 

Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit http://www.callawaygardens.com.

 

 

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