• How Many Birders Are There, Really?

    5 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    How many birders are there in America? For such a simple question, it turns out there are very few solid estimates. Indeed, there appears to be just one and it is cited repeatedly. Every few years, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service releases a survey called “ Birding in the United States: A Demographic and Economic Analysis .”
    The most recent report was issued in December 2019 and it used data from the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. The report stated that there were 45 million “birders,” of which 39 million were “around-the-home birders” and 16...
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