Audubon's 118th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted this coming season, with the Lubbock CBCs on December 16th, 17th and 30th.
Read more at http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count
The “CBC” was first undertaken by 27 people in 1900, and is important in several respects: it monitors “the status and distribution of bird populations across the Western Hemisphere,” and combined with other studies, gives scientists and ornithologists an idea of which species spend their time where, and which species might be on the decline over time. Presently over 50,000 individuals participate in this bird count survey, called “the oldest and largest wildlife survey in the world.”
If you’re a beginner, you’ll be paired with an experienced birder, and it’s a great learning experience for newcomers. Call Anthony Hewetson to sign up or ask questions. [email protected] or by phone at 806 252-1213. Who knows what songbirds, hawks owls, falcons, or even an eagle or two you might see during this fun annual event!
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS
NEEDED AT SPWRC!
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Volunteer Opportunities above
We're open 24/7 and every day of the year from early morning until dusk. Things slow down in fall, but we always need volunteers for animal care, housekeeping and yard work. Call us at 799-2142 if you have even a few hours you can donate to help wildlife!
South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc., thanks Cooper Natural Resources for their support!
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SPWRC is on Indiana Avenue at 95th Street behind the 80' wall with
a wildlife mural
Wildlife Drop-Off building in our driveway open 24 hours a day
A big thank you to Archivist David Marshall with the Southwest Collection on campus at Texas Tech University. He and his staff have digitized all our available past Mockingbird Chronicles newsletters. Our first black and white issue was published in 1995. In our early years, issues were not quarterly as they were for many years, but simply published as I had time to write, edit and do photo work. Back then it was also a much bigger task than it is now, when a PDF can simply be uploaded to the printer. Meanwhile, I'll continue to post photos, etc. of my many fond memories of 30 years of working with and for wildlife and keeping our web site updated. Here's the link: