Event Type: Volunteer
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $0
Non-members Price: $0
Start Time: 12/17/2022 07:00 AM
End Time: 12/17/2022 05:00 PM
CBC Participant Information:
There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website.
Anyone can participate. If you are a beginning birder, no problem. You will join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. We will be counting all species and numbers that we can identify.
While the routes vary slightly each year, some sites require frequent driving and all require some walking. Some areas will have facilities such as restrooms and water. Other sites may require more driving, or walking in less developed terrain, and fewer nearby facilities. All are welcome to join!
Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24- km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. If observers live within a CBC circle, they may arrange in advance to count the birds at their feeders and submit those data to their compiler. While field observers count all day and record all birds seen and heard within the circle on count day, feeder watchers record the maximum number of each species tallied at one time. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds. All participants are welcomed to join in the post count data compilation event.
Your compiler (Christiana Manville – firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-672-1411) will provide you with:
a. Circle compiling meetup location and time.
b. Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.
Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water. Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field. All Covid safety measures, as required by the CDC, state and local directives will be adhered to while participating in the CBC.