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The Christmas Bird Count is a great way to help determine the bird population at Tyler Arboretum. We have been doing this for over 45 years, and we would love to have you join in on the fun! This year, we are breaking up the day. Registration is required. Sign up for one or both! (Registration for sessions sold separately)

Session 1: Early Morning Christmas Bird Count, 5:30 am – 7:00 am, meet in Tyler Parking Lot

For those who like to get to counting birds early, we will be hiking out with guide Sarah Boucas Neto before sunrise. At this early hour, we may see screech owls and saw-whet owls in the Pinetum. We will also be on the lookout for other shy birds that are early risers. The group will return to the parking lot by 7:00 am.

Session 2: Mid-Morning Christmas Bird Count, 8 am – 12 pm, meet in Tyler Parking Lot

Join bird lead Sarah Boucas Neto and others. We 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 all-level 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.

FREE EVENT, but registration is required!

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, 12/15 at 5:00 PM

REGISTER HERE to register for Session 1

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