Photos: Aspen Misc. |

Photos: Aspen Misc.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies hosted the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running citizen science survey in the world, earlier this month. Birders participated in the important census that has helped assess the health of bird populations and guided conservation action since 1900. Across the Western Hemisphere, over 50,000 people count birds during local count events, many making the adventure of winter birding a seasonal tradition. Other ways to participate, in addition to the count day, are: feeder watching, owling, and count-week observations. ACES offers a Birding with ACES class on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the winter season. For more information, visit

From counting birds to receiving schools honors to traveling the world with The Aspen Times, here are this week’s Aspen Miscellaneous photos.

Next week, we’re looking for contributed ski and snowboard photos from Aspen’s four mountains. Send your action shots (no posed pictures, please) to

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