The 112th annual Audubon Christmas bird count starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants will meet in the Harper Joy Theater parking lot, Whitman College, off Park Street, for instructions and carpooling. Local teams will survey a 15-mile circle around Walla Walla. The count is open to everyone. Participants are asked to bring a lunch and binoculars, and dress for the weather and hiking. Supper and a survey wrapup will follow the count. To sign up for the count and for more details, call MerryLynn Denny, 529-0080, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.