The Christmas Bird Count for this year will take place on Saturday, December 16. The group will meet at Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, MN. At 7:30 AM. Small groups of 3-4 will be formed and will cover specific map areas. All groups will return at noon for a warm pot luck lunch and then head out for the afternoon. Groups will return by 4 PM and tallies will be made of the total number of birds seen as well as the number of species. All are welcome. No experience is necessary. People new to birding will be placed with experienced birders. For more information contact Siah St. Clair at 763-234-6146 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.