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Group: focus your camera on seabirds

A group of bird-loving boaters is asking snowbirds to count seabirds.

SeaBC is asking those planning a coastal transit or offshore passage in November, December or January, to contribute to the SeaBC Sea Bird Count.

The group was created to raise awareness among long-distance boaters from around the world to record their seabird observations. Last year's inaugural count spanned 100 degrees of latitude from Maine to Antarctica. This year they're encouraging mariners to take digital photos of birds seen at sea.

Click here for instructions and tally sheets or visit the group’s Facebook page, where participants can share your photographs and sightings with other birders aboard.

All data goes to eBird, a worldwide resource for scientists and conservation groups.