Join us for the Christmas Bird Count at Red Rock Canyon!
Event Type: Volunteer
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $0
Non-members Price: $0
Start Time: 12/14/2023 07:00 AM
End Time: 12/14/2023 05:00 PM
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. 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.
You’ll be contacted via email by the compiler (Kate Bloomfield: firstname.lastname@example.org ) prior to the event with exact start and stop times, meeting location, and specific route information and instructions.
Volunteers 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.
All participants are welcomed to join in the post count data compilation event.
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