Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, Inc., the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was started more than a century ago and relies on volunteers. The 113th annual CBC will take place around the nation from December 14, 2012 to January 5, 2013. This survey provides data on population trends that are compiled and made available to anyone interested in birds. The Ruby Valley CBC is hosted this year by the Refuge. We are looking for volunteers and you do not have to be an expert birder to participate. Please contact Darrell Freeman at the Refuge office for the date, location, and other specific details.