The Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur is holding its first Christmas Bird Count this year.
Oklahoma City, Tulsa and the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge also produce numerous sightings on annual Christmas Bird Counts.
“Over time, a sense of competition kind of builds,” Howery said. “You have competition between people within a Christmas Bird Count and competition between the different Christmas Bird Counts.”
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CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS
To view a complete list of Christmas Bird Counts scheduled in Oklahoma and contact information for each, visit www.okbirds.org.
The first Christmas Bird Counts in Oklahoma will be held Saturday (Dec. 15) in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Spavinaw, Stillwater and the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Christmas Bird Counts are scheduled through Jan. 5 at various locations around the state.