Christmas Bird Count

IT’S A GO!    Stuart Christmas Bird Count Sunday, January 2, 2022!!

All documents necessary for recording and submitting CBC data will be attached below in December.

 

Counters are to be to single birders counting smaller areas and/or petite groups of 2 or 3 who NORMALLY are together and would have no COVID-19 space sharing issues.

 

Please contact Nancy Price  NPRICE7047@AOL.COM   to let her know where you prefer to bird so she can get birders to all HOT SPOT areas and get a good coverage of the Stuart Martin Circle with reduced counters and no overlapping.  As always first come first served.

 

Here are the guidelines for the 2021/2022 CBC Stuart Circle:

 

  • There will be NO in-person pre-count meeting or post-count party.

  • All forms and data sheets will be delivered electronically.

  • Carpooling may only occur within existing/established familiar or social “pod” groups.

  • Birding activities must comply with all current State of Florida and municipal (St Lucie and Martin Counties) COVID-19 guidelines.  As you know these can be changeable.

  • Social distancing and/or masks are required at all times in the field; social groups are OK.

Remember to be socially distanced for this CBC.  Martin and St Lucie counties are personal preference for masks; however, MASKS are HEAVILY SUGGESTED.  If either county government makes changes to masks being required that will be what will be expected of all CBC-ers.

 

AS A REMINDER -- only those birds counted on the count day of Sunday, January 2, will be recorded as official birds.

 

The safety of all bird counters, citizen scientists, will always be our top priority.

All documents necessary for recording and submitting CBC data will be attached below.

  1. Everybody uses the Party Species Count Form (aka Check list).

  2. FeederWatch and BackyardWatch birders should use the FeederWatch Participant Data Sheet.  

  3. Birders counting out in the field should use the Party Members Data Form.  

Please submit the provided forms, not previous year forms or forms in alpha order.  The forms are bird ordered by the documents we have to submit to State recorders. If we have to reorder your submittals, it will add unnecessary hours/days to the final count recording work.

 

Remember to submit your forms digitally via e-mail, NOT images thru your smart phone as we have to print them anyway.