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