Bird count seeks feeder watchers and field observers

The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) invites all interested birdwatchers to participate in the Unity Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday December 14.

If you like to feed the birds and will be around to watch your bird feeder on the day of the count, they would love to have you help!

This event contributes to the North American database for the National Audubon Society’s CBC which is now in its 120th year. Birders of all skill levels are welcome at any level of participation.

A CBC is a tally of individuals of all bird species found during one 24-hour period from midnight to midnight within a 7.5 mile radius. The Unity CBC circle is centered at the intersection of Quaker Hill Road and Route 202/9, in Unity, and is divided into sectors, each of which is assigned to a team of observers.

You may either watch birds at your home feeders (if you live within the circle) or go out in the field for any part of the day.

SRLT will provide volunteers with instructions, bird lists, data sheets and the results of the tally.

They will also sponsor another CBC in Hartland on December 21. This count is centered just south of St. Albans and extends from the south side of Great Moose Lake to the west side of Sebasticook Lake. The count will be run similarly to the Unity count, as explained above. If you have computer access and would like more information on the CBC, see this link:

For more information or to sign up for either count, please email Tom Aversa at


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