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Adult volunteers across Canada and the US count the winter birds of their area during the century-old Christmas Bird Count, or CBC. These counts provide scientists with valuable information about the number and distribution of the birds. But Tom Rusert and Darren Peterie felt something was missing. Where were the kids? So Tom said, "Let's start a Christmas Bird Count for kids during the holidays, when families are together." Now, communities and organizations can start - or join - a CBC for kids in their hometown. Young people and their parents go out for 90 minutes on a pre-set route. Fun, and rewarding. Check it out - There may be one near you! CBC4Kids runs through December and January.