Christmas Bird Count
Time & Location
About The Event
DATE: Jan 03, 2021 CONTACT COMPILERS DIRECTLY FOR CIRCLE AREAS AVAILABLE - GO TO Christmas Bird Count under Birding sub-page
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds. The Stuart CBC takes place on January 3rd.
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 circle with reduced counters and no overlapping. As always first come first served.
Here are the guidelines for the 2020/2021 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.
Remember to be socially distanced for this CBC. Martin and St Lucie counties are now in Phase 3 open rules with MASKS HEAVILY SUGGESTED. If either county government makes changes to masks being required that will be what is expected of all CBC-ers. AS A REMINDER -- only those birds counted on the count day of Sunday, January 3, will be recorded as official birds. The safety of all bird counters, citizen scientists, will always be our top priority.