Nature enthusiasts host annual bird count

Residents spent their morning searching for birds in Pelham Bay Park for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

Residents spent their morning searching for birds in Pelham Bay Park for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

Residents spent their morning searching for birds in Pelham Bay Park for the annual Christmas Bird Count. (12/27/15)

THE BRONX - Residents spent their morning searching for birds in Pelham Bay Park for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

Each year, a group of nature enthusiasts gather to identify and count different species of birds.

While many of these volunteers joined the bird count as a recreational activity, there is a scientific component to it as well.

They say the data collected can help scientists evaluate the health of the environment, and whether a species is in decline.

With the record-breaking warm weather, the birdwatchers sought out birds that normally wouldn't appear this time of year.

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