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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 2012, Janesville, Wisconsin 2a a thursday december 13,2012 local hic Gazette birding that counts census provides critical information never mind the rain sleet or Snow. On the Day of the annual Christmas Bird count. Brad Paulson bursts outside with binoculars in hand searching for finches Cross skills and owls. Tile Rock Coon to Man has taken part in the important a a run Avian sur Anna Marie Lux Between the lines vey every Winter since 1984. On saturday. He will be outdoors again working to get a one Day snapshot of the Birds found within a count Circle that includes most of Janesville. The president of Beloit a Ned Hollister Bird club which has sponsored a Christmas count since 1954, is looking Forward to his Date with nature. A the Challenge is to see How Many species you can find in one Day Quot Paulson said. A we usually find about 50 species but every year is different we always get a few to learn More to find a Christmas Bird count near you. Go to and follow the links. For information on the sat urday count which includes Janesville Call Brad Paulson president of the Ned Hollister Bird club. 608-879-2647. Surprises. One year Bird watchers counted a Northern mockingbird which is rare. Even in summer. Another year they saw a Palm Warbler apparently delayed on its Way South. Another Winter they saw Northern harriers soaring with slim bodies and narrow wings. Paulson is among dozens of local citizen scientists who will scour Fields and Forest on a handful of Christmas Bird counts in the area. Their findings will become part of the results of the 113th annual Paulson Audubon count the largest and longest running animal census on the planet. This year. People across the United states and Canada will be counting on one Day from dec. 14-Jan. 5. Ornithologist Frank Chapman began the Effort in 1900 As an alternative to the traditional Christmas Day Hunts. During the popular events people went out with guns to see who could bring Back the biggest pile of dead Birds. Chapman suggested they leave their guns at Home and count the Birds. Since then citizens have been recording what species they see How Many and where they Are located. Later the information is entered into a massive data base. Paulson will be the first to Tell you How much fun he has looking for Birds and comparing notes with other Bird lovers. But underlying the Good time is a real sense of purpose. Information from Christmas Bird counts stretching Back More than a Century can be Analysed to track the health of Bird populations said Marlette Nowak. She has been taking part in Christmas Nowak Bird counts since the 1980s and has coordinated the Wikeland Audubon count for the last three years. The annual counts clearly show which Birds Are declining and in need conservation efforts to save them. In addition Audubon will publish an unprecedented look at the possible effect of climate change on the ranges of North american Bird populations next year. The scientific models used to make the predictions will use data from the Christmas Bird count and other sources. A we need to do All we can to keep our common Birds common and to preserve All species of Birds a Nowak said. A was Aldo Leopold said a a species must be saved in Many places if it is to be saved at the former director of the Wehr nature Center in Milwaukee county Nowak was thrilled to see hundreds of common mergansers during Klubertanz submitted photo by Steve Servantez Cedar waxwings like the one pictured Here. Are among the species of Birds often seen in the area during the annual Christmas Bird count the count which takes place from dec. 14 to Jan. 5, involves people charting Bird sightings for one Day. That information then becomes part of the annual Audubon count the largest and longest running animal census on the planet. Tons a he said. A it also is a Chance to go out and enjoy he praised the Christmas count because it engages the Public and helps science. A a it a a win win situation on both sides a Klubertanz said. A without the Christmas count we would have no idea what Birds Are Here in one Christmas count As Well As several Bald eagles. A i enjoyed the wonderful views of these Birds a she said. A last year. My Friend and i were delighted to find a huge flock of hundreds of Lapland Longspur. They Are not that unusual for Walworth county but they Are Birds that we Personalty done to see very ism Klubertanz. Who teaches ornithology at us Rock county has been taking part in the Christmas count since 1998. A i do it to contribute to the understanding of Bird Popula Anna Marie lilt is a columnist for the Gazette. Her columns run sundays tuesdays and thursdays. 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