Auburn professor to participate in informational session about nation’s longest-running community science bird project

Published: December 06, 2021

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Auburn Professor and Curator of Birds Geoffrey E. Hill will be at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University at 901 S. College St. from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, for an informational session about the annual Audubon Bird Count, a volunteer-driven count of birds across the Americas.

Over the past century, the Audubon Bird Count has evolved to become a hugely important event, collecting data about bird populations that can be used by scientists and scholars. 

Anyone interested can sign up to participate during the Auburn regional count, which begins on Wednesday, Dec. 15. This museum collaboration with the Department of Biological Sciences is inspired by the exhibition, “Outside In,” on view through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

Admission is free, and for more information, go to

Submitted by: Charlotte Hendrix

This ink and watercolor painting, titled "Whip-poor-will," by John James is on exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University as part of The Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection.