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  • A Service employee in uniform uses a small booklet to help students identify birds.
    Information icon Ana Castillo-Ruiz teaches young birders how to identify a little blue heron. Photo, Ira Rappaport, FWS volunteer

    Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge hosts inaugural Christmas Bird Count for Kids

    January 24, 2018 | 2 minute read

    What could be better than spending a morning outside, taking in the fresh air, and looking for birds on a national wildlife refuge? On Dec. 30, 2017, the first Christmas Bird Count for Kids took place at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in south Florida. The original Christmas Bird Count is an annual bird survey organized by the National Audubon Society, attended mainly by adults and birding clubs. The counting tradition began more than 100 years ago and is one of the oldest wildlife surveys in the world.  Learn more...


  • A bird perched on a tree with a bright red head, white breast and grey feathers on its back
    Red-headed woodpecker. Photo by Courtney Celley, USFWS.

    Christmas bird count

    January 4, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The holidays — the gifts, the time with family and friends, the question of what to do when not eating or watching football. In 1900, one way to pass the time on Christmas day was to participate in a “side hunt,” where participants would choose sides, then go out and shoot as many birds as possible, the side with the most birds winning.  Learn more...

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