The 2019 Montauk Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 21. Teams of birders will roam the six territories in the count circle from dawn (or before) to dusk, tallying as many individuals of as many species as possible. We are writing to invite you to join us on that day and to be part of one of the oldest ongoing CBCs.
*Count Compilation: * We are pleased to announce that thanks to the continued generosity of the South Fork Natural History Museum, under the stewardship of Frank Quevedo, the compilation dinner will be free of charge and conveniently located in Bridgehampton for those heading west after birding. In addition, we will be streamlining the compilation process to allow more time for travel after the compilation. *If you are a returning participant, please report to your usual Territory Leader for information on your count day itinerary, but please CC the Compilers on your email to the Territory Leader so we can allocate participants appropriately.* If you are new to the count, please email the Compilers for a territory assignment, indicating your first and second choice of territory. Additionally, let us know of any relevant considerations for your assignment (limited walking, a wish to bird with other named individuals, time constraints, a morbid fear of counting scoters, a morbid fear of other birders, etc.). We’d also appreciate it if you can provide a mobile phone number in case we, or a territory leader, need to get in touch with news of a rarity, weather issues, and so on. In addition, please let us know: * If you know additional birders who you think would be appropriate to invite to the count. Feel free to instruct such individuals to contact the Compilers for more information. * If you know someone who would be interested in doing a “feeder watch” within the count circle. * If you know of an active feeder or other active “hot spot” that you believe should be checked on count day. * If you plan on searching for owls, woodcock and other crepuscular species. We look forward to hearing from you soon and have our fingers crossed for great weather and many fabulous birds on December 21st. Angus Wilson oceanwander...@gmail.com Brent Bomkamp bbomk...@gmail.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --