03 Aug Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count 2019
The 2019 Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on Saturday, December 14. We will meet at the Lost Lake Park nature trail parking lot at 7:00 a.m.
The Lost Lake CBC is one of several hundred counts that will take place in North America and beyond during December and January. These events contribute important bird abundance data to an international database. Over the years this data has provided researchers with much important information about the health of bird species in North American and beyond. You can learn more about the Christmas Bird Count program at http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.
The Lost CBC circle (pictured above) includes Lost Lake Park, Millerton Lake State Park, Friant Bridge, grassland areas of southern Madera County, Rank Island, Ball Ranch parts of the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve, Woodward Park, Jensen River Ranch, Woodward Lakes, Dry Creek Reservoir, and the northern reaches of Fresno/Clovis.
Participants will be divided into small groups, each responsible for counting in a designated area within the count circle. Checklists will be provided, on which numbers of individual birds and species are marked.
You needn’t be an expert birder to participant in this event. Anyone with a basic knowledge of bird species is encouraged to participate. The more eyes we have in each group, the more birds we are likely to count.
Some groups will be out for the entire day, while others will finish earlier than that. Feel free to join us even if you can only do so for part of the day. Most participants will submit eBird lists of their sightings, but for those who wish to submit paper lists, please meet the compiler (Rachel Clark) at 5:30 p.m. at Denny’s on Blackstone and Herndon. If enough people are interested, we might sit down for a post-count meal.
For more information about this event or to confirm that you will participate, please contact Rachel Clark at 515-357-0122 or email@example.com.
Registration: Please also register for the event here.
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