Christmas Bird Count

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The steep decline in birds throughout North America has been dubbed a "crisis." New research published recently in Science shows bird populations have dropped by about 3 billion across North America—an overall decline of 29 percent from 1970. As the annual Christmas Bird Count kicks off (Dec 14-25), we discuss why this is happening, what the outlook is for birds in Maine, and what individuals can do to help.


Courtesy Doug Hitchcox

SCARBOROUGH,  Maine - The Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is underway. It's an annual tradition going back more than 100 years, but the findings could bring new and important information.