Here is the 2022 Compilation : 36 areas, 30+ Feeder Watchers. 90 species with 46,231 birds seen and heard by over 250 feeder watchers, participants, and leaders. This year we added a new species, Smith's Longspur, thanks to Scott Surner.
THANK YOU to all who help make this so successful!
The next MANO CBC is December 17, 2023.
Prep CBC Zoom meetings: Zoom meeting info below.
Participants: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 7pm to 8 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84245091955?pwd=MmZZTjhveFlQcjdrOGpNUkd3WnU0dz09
Feeder Watchers: Monday, December 11, 2023 7pm to 8 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84867393575?pwd=SEFGZzdpZUxwMHY2bWozZm9mK2gvZz09
CBC area leaders: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 7pm to 8 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82826970565?pwd=LzNQUDRKZE9zMGJrVDZJZnhUSE92UT09
The largest birding event in Western Massachusetts is the Northampton Christmas Bird Count. It covers 24 hours (rain, sleet, snow, or shine) midnight-to-midnight December 17th, 2023. The goal for the 24 hours is to find, identify, and count all birds within a 15-mile diameter “count circle” centered in the Hadley Cemetery on Cemetery Road.
Some folks start searching at midnight for owls. Others begin at sunrise. Some spend the entire day, others a couple of hours. No one is too young or too senior to participate. Beginners are welcome – we’ll make sure you join a group with at least one experienced birdwatcher. We hope you’ll join us for this great day. You will probably make new friends, learn a bit, laugh a lot, and get a great workout. We’ll be hosting a Zoom meeting for participants before the event.
You can even participate from home as long as you are within the CBC circle. You can count birds that visit your feeders. Check to be sure you are in the circle, and please get in touch with the compilers at email@example.com to be included. Feeder watchers will receive the FEEDER WATCHER compiling sheet on Saturday afternoon. If you did not receive one, email firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will send you one.
Monday, December 18, 7-10 p.m. Join us whenever you can, for as long as you like. Share your stories and your photos and we will share the numbers! To join us, click here. Meeting ID: 844 1078 6080. Passcode: CBC
Here are our tips for making eBird part of your CBC tradition.
The particulars: dress warm, carry water and snacks, know your limits, etc.
If you want to join the day, have questions, etc., contact Janice Jorgensen and Amanda Kallenbach at email@example.com