Christmas Bird Count Dates
by Cathy Waller
Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) take place this year from December 14, 2022, through January 5, 2023. Participation is free! Audubon is following the Centers for Disease Control guidance on outdoor activities, which advises that there is very little risk of transmission outdoors. However, due to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, compilers will be exercising caution for the 123rd Christmas Bird Count and be running a COVID-19 socially distanced CBC.
December 17, 2022 (Saturday) – Marquette
The compiler is Melinda Stamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-869-2489.
Meet outdoors at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. This meeting is optional, but please make sure to contact Melinda prior to the count if you are not planning to be there. All participants must contact compiler in advance for planning purposes.Feeder counters are especially encouraged to participate. Information about the count will be distributed on the UPBirders.org email list. To subscribe, send a message to email@example.com and you will receive a confirmation reply.
December 18, 2022-AuTrain Count
The compiler is Scott Hickman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-892-8603.
We will not be meeting at the start of this count at a central location. Each group will be meeting independently to census its preassigned section of the circle according to its own schedule. All communication for this count is done via email, so please contact the compiler by email at least two weeks before the count if you intend to participate. Potential participants should also know that most of the count circle is not accessible by car and is typically snow-covered on the day of the count.