Well, it's here - the end of the year is upon us. Looking for something to do to celebrate a new year? Ring in the holidays with events at a refuge!
Here are some of the events happening at refuges across the country through the end of December. Check out this link for even more events happening in December on our refuges, including the nearly century old tradition sponsored by the Audobon Society - the Christmas bird count!
As always, make sure you head over to the Refuge System's homepage and use their searchable map to find events at a Wildlife Refuge near you.
Let's go outside!
Birders participating in the 2009 Christmas Bird Count at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Colorado—Thursday 12/22, Winter Raptors, 10am-noon, Rocky Mountain Arsenal Refuge. Learn to ID birds of prey http://rockymountainarsenal.fws.gov
Colorado—Weddesday 12/28, 9:30-11:30 am. Holiday Tour, Rocky Mountain Arsenal Refuge http://rockymountainarsenal.fws.gov
Florida—Sign up for “Photographing Birds in Motion,” Loxahatchee Refuge, February 4 from 9:15-11am, plus two more dates. Email Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org http://ow.ly/7vAbM
Oklahoma—Wednesday December 21, Christmas Bird Count, Sequoyah Refuge. Meet at HQs 7am. Info: 918-773-5251 x23 http://southwest.fws.gov/refuges/oklahoma/sequoy.html
Oklahoma—Christmas Bird Count, Salt Plains Refuge, Fri December 30 from 7am- noon http://southwest.fws.gov/refuges/texas/trinityriver
Texas—Christmas Bird Count, Trinity River Refuge. Tuesday December 27 from 7am-5pm. All welcome http://southwest.fws.gov/refuges/texas/trinityriver