Craters of the Moon invites public to participate in annual bird count
The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is holding its annual Christmas Bird Count.
"This year’s count is cosponsored by the Snake River Audubon Society. The Christmas Bird Count is an international effort to count wintering birds in the western hemisphere," said Ted Stout with Craters of the Moon. "Craters of the Moon offers a unique winter time birding experience. Participants of all experience and skill levels are welcome."
If you would like to participate in the count, the center asks you to meet at the Craters of the Moon visitor center at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The visitor center is located 18 miles west of Arco on Highway 20/26/93. Wear boots, warm clothes and bring binoculars and a lunch.
"You should be prepared to spend the day outside in winter conditions," said Stout. "Snowshoes will be provided if conditions require."
For more information on the Christmas Bird Count program contact Todd Stefanic at 208-527-1352 or visit http://www.audubon.org/bird/cbc/index.html