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The Christmas Bird Count is a great way to help to determine bird population at Tyler Arboretum. We have been doing this for over 30 years and we would love to have you join in on the fun! This year, we are breaking up the day. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, registration is required and is limited. Sign up for one or both! (Sessions sold separately)

Early Morning Owl Prowl, 5am – 7am, meet in Tyler Parking Lot

We will be hiking out with guide Sarah Boucas-Neto to see owls in the Pinetum as well as some areas outside the deer exclusion fence. Be on the lookout for screech owls and saw-whet owls. Although we have not sited a long-eared owl for a while, we will also be on the lookout for this shy bird.

Christmas Bird Count, 8am – 12pm, meet in Tyler Parking Lot

Join guides Sue Lucas and Sarah Boucas-Neto as we cover lots of territory. Where you go will depend upon how much of a challenge you want to experience. We will be dividing participants into groups to explore meadows, woodlands and stream edges. One group will be staying inside the Arboretum deer exclusion fence for a gentler hike. We’ll be looking for many of our friends: sparrows, robins, cardinals, nuthatches, kinglets, raptors and many more.

Intended for seasoned birders. Rain or shine. Please wear layers and have appropriate hiking shoes or boots for wet conditions. Bring hiking sticks to assist in challenging terrain and binoculars. Pack water and food. Your leads will be responsible for documentation or will assign someone to do so. Teamwork is expected.

Face masks are required. They should be worn when entering buildings and when you are in the presence of others. Please observe all social distancing guidelines.  

Members: FREE; Non-members: $15 each class

Register here.