The European Christmas Bird Count
JANUARY 17, 2019
These globally threatened raptors breed from Ukraine eastward through Siberia and only a few come to overwinter here. we will kill it!”, I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked. How can it be, I asked someone from the Wetlands International, the IWC umbrella organization, only to learn that USA has its own scheme. Oh, and what is that? The Christmas Bird Count was the answer.