We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
4719 West Lovers Lane @ Linwood
Dallas, TX 75209
Phone: (214) 891-9793
Email: Send Message
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dallas, Texas, November 23, 2013 - In 1900, Frank Chapman organized 27 friends in 25 locations to count birds on Christmas Day to protest bird-shooting contests that were occurring at the same time. Chapman’s decision to count, rather than shoot, the birds became the Christmas Bird Count, a tradition in which many people in the Dallas area are participating this year.
Christmas Bird Counts are annual, early-winter bird counts sponsored by the National Audubon Society and involve more than 45,000 people from North and South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. There are about 1,700 counts held during a two and one-half week period before and after Christmas.
Many people are participating in the count as a way to get involved with their local Audubon Chapter - and there are several in North-central Texas.. Beginners are welcome, and people can spend a few hours or the entire day counting birds.
"These counts are very valuable," said David Hurt, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Dallas. "They provide insights into the long-term health of bird populations and the environment."
You do not have to be an experienced birder to help. More information about last year's Dallas Count Day with photos (a total of 116 bird species were observed), and a downloadable map of the Dallas Circle can be found at Jim Peterson's website. (WBU employee and official count compiler). Jim also provides fascinating facts and trends, unusual bird sightings, and bird listings for past Counts.
Dallas - December 21st - contact Reba Collins by email at email@example.com or phone (evenings) at 972-530-2412. Compiler: Jim Peterson
Fort Worth - December 14th - Mary Lee Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org, cell 817-909-4207
Village Creek Drying Beds - December 26th - contact Jim Sipiora at email@example.com
McKinney - December 26th - 7:00 am Meet at the Heard Museum
Lewisville - December 27th - contact Keith Lockhart, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 972-317-8242.
Tawakoni - December 28th- 30th anniversary! contact Richard Kinney at email@example.com
Cedar Hill - January 1st - contact Tania Homayoun at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-526-1986
Trinity River Audubon Center/ John Bunker Sands - January 4th
About Wild Birds Unlimited
Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 275 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. Visit our Web site and shop online at www.wbu.com.