All the way from the Arizona border- east to I-10 and from Mule Creek- south to Antelope Wells, is the area covered for this annual raptor survey of the southwestern corner of New Mexico. If you would like to take part in counting owls, hawks, shrikes and Greater Roadrunners by driving an assigned route in this area, call Roland Shook, compiler, at 575-590-4731 to be assigned a route or email@example.com
The Silver City CBC covers a 15-mile diameter circle centered on the Silver City Golf Course. All levels of expertise are welcome, plus there is a need for feeder counters.
2016 count had 98 species and 9,504 individual birds, which ties our second highest species count and IS our second highest individual count. A record number of out-of-season birds included, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Wilson's Snipe, Band-tailed Pigeon, Vermilion Flycatcher, Canyon Wren, and Brown-headed Cowbird. Others we rarely get included; Inca Dove, Scaled Quail, Sandhill Crane, Western Screech-owl, Lewis's Woodpecker, American Crow, Pyrrhuloxia, and Eastern Meadowlark.
Centered in Riverside, along the Gila River near Cliff is where the count takes place. Most of the land is privately owned and permission from the landowners is obtained by Roland Shook, compiler. If you are interested in taking part in this Christmas Bird Count contact Roland at 575-590-4731 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in the Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Participants simply watch birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on any day in a four-day time span, tally the numbers of each species they see, and report their tallies online at www.BirdCount.org
. Portions of the GBBC site are also now available in Spanish at www.ContandoAves.org
. For the first time, anyone anywhere in the world with Internet access can participate. Anyone visiting the GBBC website will be able to see bird observations pouring in from around the world and contribute their own tallies. Global participation will be made possible thanks to eBird, a real-time online checklist program that the Cornell Lab and Audubon are integrating into the GBBC for the first time this year. The GBBC is open to anyone of any skill level and welcomes bird observations from any location, including backyards, national parks, gardens, wetlands, and urban landscapes. The four-day count typically receives sightings from tens of thousands of people reporting more than 600 bird species in the United States and Canada alone.
Next month Project FeederWatch begins its 30th year harnessing the power of backyard bird watchers to track trends among winter birds. While we are all thrilled by unusual sightings and high counts, it’s the everyday observations of common birds that are so important for monitoring bird populations.
The 2016-2017 FeederWatch season runs from Saturday, November 12 to Friday, April 7
. Online data entry will open for new participants on Tuesday, November 1st. The last day to start a two-day count is Thursday, April 6. Sign up to be a FeederWatcher - www.feederwatch.org
- there is an $18 FeederWatch fee to participate ($15 for Cornell Lab members.)
Bosque del Apache NWR in Socorro, NM
hosts the Annual Festival of the Cranes
with over 100 tours, workshops, hikes, lectures and special activities. For dates and more information go to: www.festivalofthecranes.com