It's for the birdsThe annual Alexandria Christmas bird count is set for Tuesday, December 28 at The Lake Carlos State Park Visitor Center and throughout Alexandria.
The annual Alexandria Christmas bird count is set for Tuesday, December 28 at The Lake Carlos State Park Visitor Center and throughout Alexandria. The event starts at 8 a.m. with owl calling at 7 a.m.
The Christmas bird count is an annual event that takes place throughout North America. Communities define a 15-mile circle on a map and try to count as many bird species as possible.
The count circle in this area is centered on Douglas County Road 42 on the channel between Lake L’Homme Dieu and Lake Carlos. It includes Lake Carlos State Park, two wildlife management areas and the city of Alexandria.
You can participate by driving, walking, hiking or snowmobiling anywhere in the circle and counting the species and number of birds you see. Owls will try to be called in from 7 to 8 a.m.
No experience identifying birds is needed. Local experts will be available to teach you about what you are seeing and hearing.
To participate in the bird count and for complete details, call Alex Watson at Lake Carlos State Park at (320) 852-7471.