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..... m_ 6B Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter COU [an Darrel Jury, Darla DeRuiter and Scott Stirling look for birds along Chandler Road during an American Valley Christmas Bird Count. This year's event will take place Saturday, Dec. 18. Beginners are welcome. Photo by Suzanne Stirling/courtesy Plumas Audubon APR on credit approval or This holiday season, local birders and nature enthusiJ asts will join others across the western hemisphere to participate in the lllth an. nual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Birders of all levels are encouraged to partici, pate. The American Valley CBC will occur Saturdayi Dec. 18. Meet at Dunn's Coffee Shop at 7:30 a.m. with warm clothes, food and water for the day, binoculars and a., bird book, if you have them. After a day of birding in 15-mile circle around Quincy~ participants are welcome to join the group for a warm or c01d beverage at the Drunk Brush Wine Bar around 4 p.m. Contact Darrel Jury at 283-2939 for more informa: tion. The Sierra Valley CBC will be Wednesday, Dec. 15. Sierra Valley is probably the best place in Plumas County ta see a large number and diver- the environment they share sity of birds of prey. Contact with us," said Tom Bancroft, Colin Dillingham if you are head of science for the interested in participatin~g National Audubon Society. (dillingham7@digitalpath.net, "These birds are sending 283-1133). us a clear message that their Lake Almanor Christmas fate is determined by human Bird Count will be held Fri- activity more than anything day, Dec. 17. Waterfowl are else. As we've seen with the abundant in this count, as are bald eagle, when we help white-headed woodpeckers: them through conservation, Often the CBC record number their chances improve. for the species is counted in But when we damage their this circle. Contact Ryan Bur- habitat, convert wetlands and nett for more information forests, then they are more (rburnett@prbo.org,258-2869). likely to become rare or There is a requested $5 extinct." donation to the National The Christmas Bird Count Audubon Society from all began more than a century participants, ago when scientist Frank All counts take place in Chapman changed the course locations throughout Northof ornithological history. America and beyond betweenIn 1900, Chapman led a Dec. 14, 2010, and Jan. 5, 2011. small group on an alternative Results go into Audubon's to the "side hunt," when State of the Birds Reports, teams competed to see who which not only shape conser- could shoot the most game. vation initiatives but have Instead, Chapman pro- made news around the world, posed they identify, count Twenty common birds in and record all the birds they the U.S. more than halved in saw, founding what is now number in the last four considered to be the world's decades. The northern bob-most significant citizen-based white quail fell most dramati- conservation effort. cally, by 82 percent. "Each CBC volunteer The holiday bird count also observer is an important contributed to Audubon's contributor, helping to shape WatchList, which identified the overall direction of bird 176 species in the continental conservation," said Geoff U.S. and 38 in Hawaii in dire LeBaron, Audubon's Christ- need of conservation help.mas Bird Count director. The counts also reveal good More than 2,000 counts occur news, the return of the bald all over the world during this eagle, for example, two-week period. 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All vehicles plus tax, license, $55 doc and Ca. tire fee. Managing your Cook, clean, shop, bake, overboard on sweets or wrap - repeat! December is drinks. Get plenty of sleep, I here and the holiday season is and continue your exercise I upon us. If your to-do list is program. Overindulgence growing fast and your blood may only add to your stress pressure is rising, you'- re not and guilt. alone. Simplify your expectations American Psychological Cut back on things that Association (APA) research overload your life, like holi- shows multiple stressors day cards, parties or baking affect how we feel during the for friends and family. If you holiday season, can't stand the thought of As many as 69 percent of us scaling back, then revise the feel stressabout not having scope,of what you do to lighten enough time tocomplete that your load. to-do list and not having Set limits for togetherness enough money to spend. Recall if too much or too 1 Pressure to give gifts is also ittle family time has been the a big concern that leads to source of stress in the past, stress in close to 51 percent of and manage your holiday those surveyed. Those who visits accordingly. experience elevated levels of If loneliness is a concern for stress are more susceptible to you, consider having a few health ailments, friends to your own home or Members of TOPS Club, Inc. volunteer in the community (Take OffPounds Sensibly), a to fill time and broaden your nonprofit weight-loss support circle. organization, know adopting Breathe healthy attitudes is important Take deep breaths to in- to manage the stressors that crease your oxygen intake. can overwhelm one's life. Practice meditation on the TOPS encourages you to con- spot. Visualize that you are sider these strategies to enjoy breathing in serenity and the season and avoid holiday breathing out stress. You'll be stress, amazed how good you feel. Make a plan on paper Make time for yourself Think about and write down Just 15 minutes alone, with- what has stressed you in the out distractions, can refresh past, and make conscious you enough to handle every- decisions to eliminate that thing you need to do. from this year's season. Take a walk. Listen to sooth- Cut unnecessary activities ing music. Spend time with a It's OK to say no. Instead, pet, or just lie down on the enjoy to the fullest the activi- couch and clear your mind. ties that fit easily into your schedule. Holiday stress is pre- Don't abandon healthy dictable, with a defined begin- habits ning and end, so make plans to Having a healthy snack reduce the amount of stress before a holiday party you experience to lessen the can keep you from going negative impact it has. J'CC['#[ agents. The,'lgcnLs, here at lThnfig-an-Lcavitt have onh" one thing in mind, and that is helping vo.. ~ Ftanigan-Leavitt ('.'\ A.' ".eC')l{7)r!Jq N",;li,.l!~lei~. l:"7'-,]