NH residents asked to survey birds in backyard

9:39 AM, Feb 11, 2012   |    comments
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Audubon organization is asking for people's help on a statewide bird survey this weekend.

Residents are encouraged to count the birds in their own backyards and send in the results on a special reporting form.

Data from the survey is used to track changes in the distribution and abundance of many species. Each year about 1,300 observers across the state count the birds coming to their feeders.

Last year, 77 species were recorded.

More information about the survey can be found at www.nhaudubon.org under the birding page.

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