Sunday, 20 December 2020 marks the 51st Monroe, MI Christmas Bird Count in conjunction with the 121st National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be changes to the protocol:
We will not be meeting afterward for dinner and compilation.
Participants must refrain from carpooling - caravans are acceptable but social distancing measures must be adhered to while in the field together: wear mask, maintain at least 6 feet, avoid displays of affection...
Participants will be asked to report their numbers (including mileage, time in field, field conditions) to their Area Leader, who will then compile numbers and submit to me.
Please use the attached tally sheets for each Area; this makes it easier for me to get results into the master spreadsheet.
If a bird is seen in your Area that is not on the tally sheet then it will need some documentation (photos preferred). The tally sheets have been prepared based on 40-years of data so if its not listed it hasn't been seen before in your Area.
This is an irruption year for finches: Evening Grosbeaks, Crossbills, Redpolls, and Pine Siskin so document any sightings.
If you feel uncomfortable about participating - no problem - NAS is not worried about data this year. Your health is more important.
If you are interested in participating please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org