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Free Christmas Bird Count training on Wednesday in Bradford Woods

Tony LaRussa
| Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

A training session for the annual Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. in Bradford Woods.

Chris Kubiak, education director for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, will provide information on bird identification and the annual count — a census of birds that provides vital data that allows scientists to monitor changes in environment and bird populations.

The Christmas Bird Count is the nation's longest running citizen science event, tracking bird populations and migrations for more than 100 years across the world.

The Conservancy will conduct its bird count on Saturday, Jan. 6.

No registration is needed for the free training session at the Bradford Woods borough office. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on bird ID session at the nearby Bradford Woods Reserve.

The event is expected to take about 90 minutes. Refreshments will be served during the indoor portion of the training.

The borough building is located at 4908 Wexford Run Road.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368 or or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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