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Counting on Birds

Saturday, January 4 at 5:30pm, Sunday, January 5 at 11:30am & 6:30pm

Counting on Birds

For people who love to observe birds, the annual Christmas bird count is a time to note their migratory habits and health. More than a century ago, ornithologist Frank Chapman redirected a Christmas-time tradition of revelers shooting birds to a new Yuletide recreation: counting birds.

In Counting on Birds, host Will Lange travels to Cuba, Ecuador, Keene and Errol, NH, and Maine to meet people dedicated to birds and this census. Keene was one of the first locations for the inaugural 1900 count; today, more than 60,000 people participate in the count.

Discover how a love of birds has inspired people to research and document common and distinctive species. From chickadees in New England to Ecuador’s musical manakins, to the forests of Cuba, Will Lange visits the habitats and havens of these migratory bird species. The resulting census from these birders’ efforts supports science and conservation and may lead to a healthier bird population.

Saturday, January 4 at 5:30pm
Sunday, January 5 at 11:30am and 6:30pm