Saturday, 18 December 2021 marks the 52nd Monroe, MI Christmas Bird Count in conjunction with the 122nd 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 are again asked to avoid carpooling, unless necessary - caravans are acceptable. Please use social distancing measures 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 50-years of data so if its not listed it hasn't been seen before in your Area.
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