The National Audubon Society is conducting its Christmas bird count Saturday with the Ridges hosting locally. The count has been a tradition since 1900 and occurs near Christmas because migration is now complete. Land Manager Matt Peter says what is left is known as the area’s resident bird population. That comes with one exception.
In addition to the bird count, A Natural Christmas happens Saturday from three to six PM. The overall event is free but activities like wreath making require a fee to cover the cost of materials. There was also a session to coincide with Harbor Holiday last weekend. Peter says the workshops are more popular than ever.