PROVO — Birders and nature enthusiasts in Utah County will join birders across the Western Hemisphere and participate in Audubon's longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count, held Dec. 22.

This year, more than 2,000 individual counts are scheduled throughout the Americas and beyond from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Utah County bird count. Those interested can contact Merrill Webb at 801-224-6113. Please leave a message. For more information about CBC participation, visit Audubon's Web site at