The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy on Friday, Dec. 28 will host its 22nd annual Central Loudoun Christmas Bird Count as part of the National Audubon Society’s nationwide event. Bird enthusiasts will head out in groups into a 177-square-mile area to observe and document how the region’s birds are holding up. Signup deadline is Saturday, Dec. 22.
Last year’s 95 participants documented the activity of 46,703 birds across 98 species. Among those were 132 yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 10 Eastern Phoebes and four Brown Thrashers. For the first time ever, no Eastern Meadowlarks were found.
For more information or to sign up for the count, go to loudounwildlife.org or email Joe Coleman at email@example.com.