backyard bird feeders, hiking trails, back roads

Winter Bird Count Warm Up: Preparing for annual Christmas Bird Count

Event has passed

Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will co-host a virtual program on Zoom, "Winter Bird Count Warm Up: Preparing for the annual Christmas Bird Count" with Seth Benz.

To register for this presentation please go to and follow the link.

“If you have ever wondered what a Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is all about, look no further,” said the Library, in a news release.

Seth Benz, the local North Penobscot Bay CBC coordinator, will cover the basics of the Christmas Bird Count, including where, when, and how to get involved. Do you have backyard bird feeders? Do you love hiking trails or driving back roads in winter? Are you simply curious to learn more about the birds with which people share this small part of the planet?

Seth Benz is the director of bird ecology at Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park. He has lived on a seabird island, counted hawks from a mountain top, caught peregrine falcons on an east coast barrier island, and introduced thousands of people to the pleasures of birds and birding.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition supports conservation and stewardship of natural and public resources of the Belfast Bay watershed through research, community-building, and education.

To learn more visit

For more information about this program please call the library at 207-338-3884 ext.10.

Event Date: 

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 6:30pm

Event Location: