After the flying flurry of emails about counting within the Cayuga Lake Basin 
(or CBC circle) had landed, I though I would offer a small suggestion.
Considering that we can count birds flying overhead while standing within the 
circle or CL Basin boundaries, it seems odd to quibble about which precise side 
of the actual boundary the bird was when observed. Flying birds may never land 
or stay even within the same county, but we count them.

So here's my suggestion: count birds visible **by unaided eye** from within the 
counting boundaries.
This seems reasonable, as any bird on the North side of a road may hop over to 
the South in the next few minutes. I don't think it would lead to any 
inconsistencies in the count numbers.

(My apologies if this starts a whole new round of discussion.)
Nari Mistry

Subject: Re: Belle School Rd - CL Basin or Not?
From: Carl Steckler<>
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2015 12:54:33 -0500
X-Message-Number: 9

Considering that we accept MNWR as being "in the basin" isn't it just
academic to be asking which side of a road the birds were? Just saying:?)
Carl Steckler



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