People of all ages will congregate from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Audubon Center, 11280 Waterton Road in Littleton, to count birds. Whether you're a newbie to the birding world or a seasoned professional, the Audubon Society has something to offer, including counting hikes, feeder counts, and classes to learn how to use binoculars. This citizen's science project is helpful, too: People participate all over the country, and the results help researchers study bird populations. "Anybody can do this," stresses Hertz. "That's why they call it a citizen's science project; you don't have to be an ornithologist."
Celebrate winged creatures of all sorts -- and the fact that we don't live in a society that puts dead animals on hats anymore -- by participating in the free bird count. For more information, visit www.denveraudubon.org or contact Emily Hertz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-973-9530.
Sat., Dec. 17, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 2011