A university in Russia has undertaken the task of counting birds.
Ural Federal University recently began the process of counting birds such as mallard ducks and falcons to assist in scientific efforts.
Although scientists in Russia were unsuccessful in counting some mallard ducks, New York residents stepped up to assist in the effort and began counting birds as well, specifically falcons.
The process of counting birds in Russia has taken place over a period of 30 years.
The university has embarked on counting the avian creatures because it believes lessons can be learned regarding the birds' existence in nature within the European and world cultures.
More specifically, counting and monitoring the number of birds may offer valuable insights into socioeconomic matters.
The university also hopes by counting the birds more information and knowledge regarding diversity will be gained.