Annual Christmas bird count around the Bay

December 27, 2011 12:24:51 PM PST
Right now, more than 100 seasoned bird watchers are scouring the Bay.

Teams of watchers started at dawn and will go until dusk peering through binoculars to count bird species that spend their winters in San Francisco. The census-like survey marks the 29th annual Christmas bird count for the Golden Gate Audubon Society.

Last year, observers counted 177 different species and more than 57,000 individual birds.