Outdoors | Recreation,
Volunteer birders are asked to join a team of citizen scientists to survey prairie birds this winter at the Cibolo Nature Center and at the privately owned neighboring Cibolo Preserve. Led by Rufus Stephens, Dave Bolster and Ray Kutzman, the surveys will focus on priority and indicator species that illustrate the health of the grasslands as habitat. Both experienced and inexperienced birders who want to contribute to ecological science and learn prairie bird survey techniques are invited to participate. Bird surveys will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 and 6, Jan. 6 and 10, and Feb. 3 and 14.