Saturday, November 9, 2013

114th NAS Christmas Bird Count - Saturday, 21 Dec 2013

Screech Owl from the Jan 1 Detroit River CBC
Saturday, December 21, 2013 is the date for the Monroe, MI Christmas Bird Count.  If the date feels a bit late, it is, kinda.  Our tradition has been to rotate the Monroe CBC between the first Saturday and Sunday during the Count Period, which occurs between 15 Dec - Jan 05 of each year.  Because last year's count was on Sunday, this year's count is on the first Saturday, or the 21st.

Remember, that the count is FREE!  There will no longer be a $5 entry fee for participants. However, there will also no longer be a 'printed' report issued by NAS.  Instead, the results will be viewable by all on the web.  Participants will have the ability to view all results and provide photos of their count day experience

If interested in participating, please contact me at or I will again be acting as Compiler for the Monroe, MI count circle. Details about the count can be found in the links along the right panel of the blog.

John Trapp has kindly summarized the Michigan CBC results from the entire state from last year.  His report can be found here:

Click on image for link to website
The NAS Website also has a neat map of the US with every count circle and summary of last year's CBC. Click on the image at left!
You can zoom in to see all of the count circles for MI as well as the rest of the US, Canada and Central America.