Fourth annual Czech ‘bird census’ gets underway

The annual nationwide ‘bird census’ got underway in the Czech Republic on Friday. Through the weekend, volunteers will be recording the number and variety of birds found in their locales.

The Czech Ornithological Society plans to publish an analysis of the collected data from the fourth such bird census on its website in February.

Last year, around 27,000 people took part, and recorded sightings of more than half a million birds. The species most observed was the Great tit (Parus major).

Author: Brian Kenety