Saturday, December 22, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. — The Christmas Bird Count will be held at Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. New bird watchers are welcome to join seasoned birders as they hike the arboretum trails recording the winter visitors to the woods. The hike usually lasts an hour, sometimes a little longer if the feathered friends and weather are cooperating. Expect to see the species commonly observed over the past thirty-plus years: the cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, sparrows, and woodpeckers. With quiet patience, you may be fortunate enough to glimpse a brown creeper or a yellow-bellied sapsucker that we spotted last year. Dress for the weather, bring a bird identification book and binoculars if you have them (but not required), and join us for a closer look at the birds at Bull’s Run. We will post the results of the walk on the website and Facebook page. We would enjoy comments on what you are seeing in your yard.
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