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The Christmas Bird Count is a great way to help to 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)

Early Session Christmas Bird Count, 5 am – 7 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 at 5 am with the 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 am.

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

Join bird lead Sarah Boucas-Neto and others as we cover a lot 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 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!

REGISTER HERE FOR EARLY SESSION, 5 – 7 AM

REGISTER HERE FOR THE LATER SESSION, 8 AM – 12 PM

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