The fourth annual Minden Christmas Bird Count and Feeder Watch is Saturday.
The National Christmas Bird Count was started 113 years ago by the originators of the National Audubon Society.
The effort is to identify and count all the individuals and species of birds in a 15 mile diameter circle. According to the Audubon Society, it is the longest ongoing wildlife survey in the United States.
The survey results have shown the rise and fall of bird populations, given early warnings for bird populations that are crashing, shown new increase of bird populations, tracked the introduction of foreign species like …