Birding with others is great way to get started! Many eyes and ears find more birds, provided
you help keep the group quiet to avoid scaring the birds. And having an expert along helps you learn. To find a field trip
near your home, check the links listed under requirement 5. Use this link to jump back to Requirement 5:
For those of you far from any bird club, the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is an annual event to
see how many birds are in a given area in December. Since some have been conducted for a hundred years, they show long term
trends in bird population. You can access the CBC database online through the link below.
Once there, select Historical Results from the righthand column. You can then select "Make a graph" to
show the CBC results for a species for several years.
Online Christmas Bird Count - Click on the CBC Database and read the help file.