As the New Hampshire Audubon Society plans for their 100th Anniversary, they need your help in tallying the winter bird population. On February 8th and 9th, count the birds in your backyard and report your findings so an accurate picture of the Granite State's winter bird population can be acquired.
The NH Audubon Society was founded on February 26th, 1914 to address the declining bird population in our area. At that time, feathers, bird wings, and sometimes entire birds were used to adorn women's hats. This and several other factors took a huge toll on the bird population. Since then, many bird varieties have been able to recover thanks to the Audubon Society, but New Hampshire's winged inhabitants have changed in other ways, too. In counting up the Backyard Winter Bird Surveys of previous years, the Audubon Society has been able to detect an increase in species of birds that were previously unheard of in this area like Northern Cardinals and Tufted Titmice. As Climate Change and human populations shift, so do the populations of various birds.
For more information on this project or the Audubon Society in general visit their website. Our wildlife is just one of the many things that makes New Hampshire so unique and you can have a hand in helping to protect that.
Health & happiness,
P.s. Snap a quick photo of the birds you see and enter it in a contest from Bob's Red Mill! This week's theme is "The Unexpected", but a new one is announced every week, and the winner is rewarded with a product pack and plenty of swag! Check out the details here!
* Click images for source! Post by Julia Marchand.