Thursday, November 3, 2016

2016 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - DEC 17th!

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, 2016 

December 17th

The past few Christmas Bird Counts resulted in the most participants and highest bird counts in recent memory.  Thank you to all who participated.  The Count needs your participation in December 2016 to match or exceed those results.

We're hoping all of you who participated last year will return and that the many new birders in our area will sign up too. The count is a fun and very worthy endeavor and coverage of all the sectors is crucial. 

The 2016 Annual Count and Potluck Dinner will be conducted by MCAS on December 17, 2016.

Please circle and save the date!

The more sighters/counters enrolled, the better the chances to achieve a good count and maintain our high nationally-accredited standing.  The count is part of a continent-wide, citizen-science effort, with the published results used to assess the distribution and population of wintering birds; assessing the health of bird populations and helping guide conservation action.

You do not need to be an Audubon member and there is no signup fee this year, but you do need to register. 

For those who live within the circle and have bird feeders, we encourage you to register and do a feeder watch. 

We conclude the day with a festive potluck meal beginning at 6PM and with the exciting count down of all species seen. 

Please sign up early if you can, or at least by Nov 26 so that our area leaders can assign participants to the sectors when they meet on 11/27. Area leaders will contact everyone with more info soon after this meeting so birders can scout their sections before the count.

Go here for information on registration, maps, history and much more:  


After visiting the website, if you still have questions contact:

Count Coordinator (how it works questions):
Maggie Smith
milleniummaggs@yahoo.com

Count Registrars (registration questions):
Bert and Elaine Townsend
bbtownsend99@gmail.com