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Old 12-14-2017, 12:21 AM   #1
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Hello and Happy Thursday, Friends!

Today begins the Christmas Bird Count, "the nation's longest-running citizen science bird project" according to the Audubon. This year mark's the 118th Christmas Bird Count which runs from today until January 5th.

The Christmas Bird Count is an early winter bird census and anyone can join. If you are a beginning birder, you must join a circle with an experienced birder. (Our 6th grade teacher is likely skipping our annual staff Christmas Party in favor of participating in the Christmas Bird Count).


The purpose of the Christmas Bird Count is provide population data for science, especially conservation biology.


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Old 12-14-2017, 12:37 AM   #2
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What a really interesting write-up, Toni! One of my cousins has a daughter who works in the ornithological field, and my aunt often sends me photos of her ringing or counting birds in exotic locations.

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Old 12-14-2017, 12:54 AM   #3
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Ooooh, the gallery today will be so "bird-i-ful", I mean "beautiful"! Thank you for a fun challenge!!

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Here's mine will be back later

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I have friends who are AVID world-wide birders....so I know where they are today. We're on the Mississippi flyway. My card will go to them most likely as a thank you or b'day card. Thanks!

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Thanks Toni for the challenge !
I made a trio of cas cards...

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Toni, love your card and the all the others, too! We have taken part in the annual bird count in years past. We don’t get as many cardinals as we used to get in our backyard. Not sure why. Great challenge. I hope to play!
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Toni- great challenge! Went with an owl themed card, with a wreath my central image. Added an over sized sentiment, and added lots of owls! I used 2 wash tape borders, and a simple knotted twines border. Here's Owl Gathering
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Thanks for the information on the Christmas Bird Count and timely challenge, Toni! You helped me get another Christmas card done. Here's my Snowbirds.
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Toni great challenge today!!

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Here's one: energy
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and here's another: up cycling
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Thanks so much, Toni.......Here's mine.
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Fun challenge, Toni! Here's my bird card:

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It took me awhile but I finally got everybody to fit on my Bird Count Card - Here is:

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These would be tough to count!

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Decided to do another one.
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Fun challenge, Toni. I never knew about this bird census. Thank you!

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Birds are one of my favourite themes for Christmas card so thanks for the challenge. Here's my card:

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Thanks for the challenge!

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Default WT666 Christmas Bird Count so many birds

This challenge was made for me as a birdwatcher, I'm even doing a count on Dec. 16.

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Here's my card: new diet.
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I loved this challenge! How fun! Here is my card: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/g...&ppuser=281735. Thanks for looking. ~Karen.
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I’m combining this challenge with the IC628 challenge.

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As near as I can tell, we have 127 birds in our gallery so far! A big thanks to all who have participated.
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The winter wings festival is held where I live and registration opens soon for that...

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I stamped birds the other day and had a bit of fun coloring them. They are not winter birds, but they are fun to color.

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interesting info!
Great cards everyone!


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My card features two sweet little birdies singing along with their friend, a wee little angel!

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