From the Feminist Bird Club Boston Facebook page:
Join us in participating in 2017’s Christmas Bird Count! We will be returning to Mount Auburn Cemetery in search of the famous Great Horned Owl as well as the many other species that call the cemetery home for the winter.
The group limit is 20 and there will be a waitlist. Please keep your RSVP up to date!
What is the Christmas Bird Count?
Prior to the turn of the 20th century, hunters engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt.” They would choose sides and go afield with their guns—whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won.
Conservation was in its beginning stages in that era, and many observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining birdpopulations. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, an early officer in the then-nascent Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition—a “Christmas Bird Census” that would count birds during the holidays rather than hunt them.
Find more info on the Christmas Bird Count here:http://www.audubon.org/
What is Feminist Bird Club?
An inclusive bird watching club dedicated to providing a safe opportunity to connect with the natural world in urban environments and having an ongoing conversation about intersectionality, activism, and the rights of all women, non-binary folks, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
More info on FBC here: http://molly-adams.com/