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Greater Akron Audubon Society's begins counting NE Ohio birds this weekend
Various Audubon Society chapters will also hold their annual counts throughout the remainder of this month and January

Michael Bratton
The annual event offers a look at bird-population trends in the area.
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The Greater Akron Audubon Society will hold its annual “Christmas Bird Count” this Sunday.

The count runs for 24 hours and is open to novice and expert bird watchers. Volunteers will be assigned a specific area within a 7.5 mile radius of Front Street and Broad Boulevard in Cuyahoga Falls.

Wolfgang Pelz of the Greater Akron Audubon Society says the event offers a look at population trends in the area.

LISTEN: Pelz on how the count helps keep track of population trends

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“Looking at past history over the same circle allows us to see trends in terms of which birds are doing better or worse and which birds are being ‘overtaken,’ if you will, by another species," said Pelz.

The greater Akron count aligns with that of the National Audubon Society, which collects data to study trends.

For information on how you can get involved with the Greater Akron Audubon Society’s “Christmas Bird Count," click here.

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