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Published December 07, 2012, 02:36 PM

Theodore Roosevelt National Park hosts bird count

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park is inviting volunteers to participate in the annual nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count.

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park is inviting volunteers to participate in the annual nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count.

The count in its 113th year is the world's longest-running citizen science event. Information gathered helps scientists learn more about how birds are faring throughout North America.

Birders should bring their own binoculars, field guides, and warm clothing.

The areas to be covered encompass a 7½-mile radius around Medora, North Dakota and a 7½- mile radius from the North Unit Visitor Center.

The Medora Area Count will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16, and the North Unit Count will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22.

For more information, contact the park at 701-623-4466.

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