Contact Number
304-242-7700
Address Info
1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

december, 2018

sat22dec8:00 am- 4:00 pmChristmas Bird Count8:00 am - 4:00 pm Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

Event Details

Count birds and make a difference! Join the Brooks Bird Club, naturalists and other Wheeling residents December 22 for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

This important census provides scientific data on bird populations. Results help guide conservation action. Adults, children, families and nature enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Everyone’s contribution is important.

Meet at the Schrader Center in Oglebay beginning at 8am. From there, birding experts will lead groups into the Oglebay woods. Other groups drive to locations around Wheeling. Record and tally as many different species as possible. Count for as little or as long as you like until 4pm.

If you have skill in bird identification, that’s great. If you don’t, you can still participate. Experienced birders help guide you.

Wear warm, comfortable clothing and shoes. If you own binoculars and field guides, please bring them along. We will have some items on hand.

More about the Christmas Bird Count:

The Christmas Bird Count is nation’s longest-running annual wildlife census. Each year tens of thousands of volunteers brave the weather to take part in this effort to assess the health of bird populations. Data collected is then submitted to Audubon and other organizations to help guide conservation action. Learn more here.

Bird Watching at the Schrader Center…

The Schrader Center is a great resource for bird watchers. We have books and field guides available for reference and purchase. We also sell high quality birdseed at a low cost and have experts on staff to answer questions. You can find bird feeders, binoculars and other gear in our Samara Shop, too.

The A.B. Brooks Discovery Trail System includes five miles of trails that include wildlife viewing venues, waterfall observation decks and learning stations.

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Schrader Environmental Education Center

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

Organizer

Oglebay Institute304-242-7700

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