President Kristin Keller called the meeting, held at Palmera Inn and Suites to order.
Carol Clemens, Lowcountry Master Naturalist, and area coordinator for the Christmas bird count presented "Every Bird Counts". This year is the 122nd annual Audubon Christmas bird count and will be held on December 15 rain or shine.  Teams as well as home birders can participate.  It is the longest running citizen-science bird project.  The data provided allows scientists to study the long term health of the birds and shows how the bird population changes over time and areas.  In 2019 Hilton Head Island ranked Number 4 in participation in the world in this event.  We had 346 birders!!  In 2020 349 birders participated!
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