Event Type: Volunteer
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $0
Non-members Price: $0
Start Time: 12/20/2022 07:00 AM
End Time: 12/20/2022 05:00 PM
Location: Calico Basin Trail
Calico Basin Rd
Las Vegas NV, 89161
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.
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
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. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field, approximately sunrise to sunset. 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.
be contacted via email by the compilers (Cathy Kozmary
– Cathy.Kozmary@gmail.com) prior to the event with exact start and stop
times, meeting location, and specific route information and
need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions,
bring a lunch and snacks, and water. Birdwatching binoculars are required; scopes
are helpful, if you have one. You need to be prepared for a full day in
the field. At this time, all of RRAS events will adhere to the current
safety requirements per the CDC, state and local directives. Please be
respectful of participants choices of wearing a mask and social
All participants are welcomed to join in the post count data compilation event.