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Clarkdale, AZ —Tuzigoot National Monument invites the public to participate in this year’s Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count. The event is December 18, 2022 and limited to ten (10) participants. Due to current Covid-19 community levels being in the red, masks are required for all participants. The survey will be a 2-hour guided hike beginning at 8:30 a.m. and go through the Tavasci Marsh portion of the park. Please RSVP with the Tuzigoot Visitor Center by calling 928-634-5564. Participants should dress in layers for winter weather and carry water at all times. Binoculars will be available; however, it is recommended to bring your own. Participants are not required to pay the park entrance fee unless choosing to recreate or visit the Tuzigoot pueblo after the survey.
The Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count is now in its 123rd year and is the oldest largest citizen science project in the world with over 80,000 volunteers. Counts take place in 16-mile diameter circles within a single 24 hour period that must fall between December 14th and January 5th.