The public is welcome to come and participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count in the Mineral area. For well over 100 years people of all ages interested in birds have taken to the field during the holiday season to count birds in and around their communities as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count. Coordinated and sponsored by the National Audubon Society, this year marks the 115 annual count; this is the 24th annual Mineral count. Mineral is one of over 2,000 bird counts across the nation. Count observations are compiled at the end of the count and submitted to a national database.
The count will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 17. Participants can join in for the full day, half a day, or just a few hours. Counters should meet in Mineral at the Lassen Volcanic National Park headquarters in the lobby of the administration building at 8:00 a.m. The bird count is open to everyone in the community and surrounding areas. No prior experience is needed as participants will be teamed up with someone who has birding experience. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the birds of the area. All help is welcome! Participants should bring a day pack with snacks and water. If you wish to participate for the full day, bring a lunch as well. Bring binoculars if you have them, hat, gloves and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.
Contact Steve Zachary at 530-595-6132 or Mike Magnuson at 530-595-6184 with any questions.
The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information on the park and current weather conditions, please contact 530-595-4480 or email@example.com.
-from press release