Do you enjoy watching birds eating from your feeder in the backyard?

If so, you can participate in the annual Cheyenne Christmas Bird Count scheduled for Saturday, December 21, sponsored by the Cheyenne High Plains Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of any skill level are invited to take part in any of three ways: count birds at your own feeder, tally birds within the count circle which is within a 7.5 mile radius of the State Capitol building, or visit local birding hotspots with a group on Saturday morning.

There is no cost to participate in the annual Cheyenne Christmas Bird Count.

To join a group on Saturday morning, meet at 7:30 a.m. at the downtown Cheyenne Post Office lobby, 2100 Capitol Avenue. Bring binoculars if you have them and be sure to dress to do some walking.

If you are counting on your own, you are asked to check the counting protocol at or contact the count compiler Greg Johnson at 634-1056.

You can send your bird count results to Greg at or attend the tally party potluck beginning at 6 p.m. inside the Westgate Activity Center, 5519 Gateway Drive.

Red Winged Blackbird, Gregory Shamus, Getty Images