In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Rich Kostecke, a bird expert 

In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Rich Kostecke, a bird expert and associate director of conservation, research and planning at the Nature Conservancy in Texas, keeps track of all the different species of birds he spots during an annual 24-hour Christmastime ritual to count birds along the Texas Gulf Coast in Mad Island, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Rich Kostecke, a bird expert and associate director of conservation, research and planning at the Nature Conservancy in Texas, keeps track of all the different species of birds he spots during an annual 24-hour Christmastime ritual to count birds along the Texas Gulf Coast in Mad Island, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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