Saturday, November 3, 2018

2018 Carrizo Plain Christmas Bird Count


Photo by Roger Zachary

The 2018 Carrizo Plain CBC will be on Saturday, December 29th. Registration must be submitted by December 15. The Carrizo Plain Christmas Bird Count is on a different day than the Morro Coast Audubon CBC.

Registration for the Carrizo CBC is less formal and can be done by contacting Roger Zachary at rzachary@charter.net or 805-458-8838 (cell).

We will meeting at the Community Center/Fire Station on Soda Lake Road at 8:00 a.m. We usually break the group into 7-8 parties in the morning then re-group at 1 p.m. for lunch and to check the number of species observed. We may be assigning section leaders for those who are dedicated and knowledgeable of certain areas. Bring your own food/water and come with a full tank of gas. Several parties bird the afternoon depending on what we need to find or confirm. We're looking forward to a productive count as well as a great day of birding.

If you are an experienced birder and know the area please email or call me to let me know that you are participating by no later than Dec. 15. I just need to get organized on the number of participants on the count. Last year I had late sign-ups and had to be creative on where to assign birders. A prompt email reply would to helpful. Thanks to those who already contacted me.

Happy Birding,
Roger