Audubon Society Counting Wolf Trap’s Birds

January 3, 2014

The Northern Virginia chapter of the Audubon Society is halfway through a year-long survey of Wolf Trap’s birds.

“Our job is to walk this trail for a couple of hours and mark all the species we can identify,” said the society’s Bill Brown, who coordinates the 28 volunteers. “We’ve found about 90 species so far. And we haven’t had spring migration yet.”

Brown calls the survey “a true citizens’ science program. It gives a good idea where birds are and shows where numbers might be increasing.”

The final count will result in a bird list to be distributed to visitors by the Park Service. (Post)

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