The Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society holds its annual bird count tomorrow. The count is part of the global Christmas Count held during December.
It's to see how many birds are out there and to see how many species are in the area," says birder Rich Barchet, "and see if there are any increases or decreases in the numbers of birds we find in those count circles."
Barchet says winter is a good time for bird watching because many species migrate to the area.
Barchet will lead the count along the Audubon Nature Trail in Columbia Park. Birders will also meet at the boat ramp at Chiawana Park in Pasco and at the fingernail in Howard Amon Park in Richland.
Because the early bird gets the worm, the count starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.