Volunteers undertake Christmas bird count.

Before the turn of the 20th century, hunters in North America used to do what was known as the “Christmas Side Hunt,” according to the National Audubon Society, which is based in New York City.

“He was protesting the annual slaughter of ducks on the Chesapeake Bay,” Umland said Thursday. “He decided to go out and count ducks instead of shooting them. Since then it has morphed into the largest citizen science project in the world.”

This December there will be about 2,500 Christmas bird counts around the world, Umland said. Most of them will be in North America.


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