Bird watchers in the Lincoln area are being asked to help with the annual bird count set for Dec. 17.
The volunteers will spend the day identifying and counting birds in a defined
15-mile diameter circle. Field counters will cover specific areas of the circle, while feeder watchers will monitor backyard feeders.
The Wachiska Audubon Society says the information will be entered into a database. When combined with other studies, it will give researchers a picture of changing bird populations.
Last year, over 61 million birds and 2,250 different species were counted during 11 counts in Nebraska. Lincoln and Omaha counters each identified 78 species, while counters in Lake McConaughy identified 109 species.