The Florida Keys Audubon Society will hold its Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Jan. 4.
The Christmas Bird Count is an annual event in which groups around the country spend a day surveying birds in their region, thus creating a snapshot of the health of bird populations. It is also a great way to learn about Keys birds and the environment.
The first count was held on Christmas Day in 1900.
Birders of all experiences and abilities are welcome at the count, but space is limited and the organizers ask those interested to contact them by Monday, Dec. 30, at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 305-771-5807.