Some of you may be interested in participating in one of the nearby
Christmas Bird Counts. If so, you will need to contact the compiler for
whichever count(s) are of interest to you. Be sure to read the last
couple of paragraphs.
Bedford Audubon Society
The compiler for the Greenwich-Stamford count is Gary Palmer. His
email is pat.bailey@...
and phone is 860-210-9094.
For the Putnam County count, contact Frank Suits. His email is
, phone is 845-424-4861.
For the Peekskill count, contact Martin McGuire. His email is
, phone 914-526-2616.
For the Bronx-Westchester count, contact Michael Bochnik. His email is
bochnikm, phone is 914-237-9331.
Below is some general information about the CBC:
-Anyone can participate (they don't have to be experienced birders).
-If someone lives in a circle, they can participate either as a field
observer or a feeder watcher.
-They don�t have to go out all day if they don't want to.
-There�s a $5.00 fee to participate as a field observer, feeder
watchers don't have to pay. This fee helps cover the cost of running
and publishing the CBC.
-Field observers generally go out in groups or parties.
-New observers will be sent in the field with experienced observers.
-Each count is a 15-mile diameter circle, and is conducted within one
24-hour calendar day.
-All counts this year will be conducted between December 14th, 2001 and
January 5, 2002 inclusive dates.
-To participate, contact the compiler closest to you.
-At this time the CBC is unable to accommodate groups of children but
we're working on this.
There is a wonderful birding internet site <www.birdsource.org> which
provides additional information about the CBC and other birding
projects and programs such as the Great Backyard Bird Count and the
Project Feeding Watch.
Richard L. Becker
online at www.songstar.org rlbecker@...