Sign up for Jan. 1 Christmas Bird Count

Cali O’Hare photo A bird’s nest tucked safely away in the branches of a white pine near Seneca Lake holds only snowflakes and needles this time of year.

PINEDALE – This year’s Christmas Bird Count is a great way to start the new year by walking, driving, skiing or snowshoeing around the designated routes on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Draw a circle 7.5 miles from the Pinedale Library and locations that fall inside will have counters checking for any number of winter birds, according to CBC coordinator Elizabeth Boehm.

Some of the listed routes are starting at the Cora Y along Highway 352 to Cora and around neighborhoods, along Split Diamond subdivision onto Willow Lake Road and Fremont Lake Road to the Half Moon overlook and Pole Creek Road.

People with private property can count birds on their land and at bird feeders within 7.5 miles of the Pinedale Library.

To host the potluck dinner afterward around 5:30 to 8 p.m. or for more information about Christmas Bird Count routes, contact coordinator Elizabeth Boehm at [email protected] or text to 307-231-0484.