Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chirstmas Bird Count

The Wichita Falls Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is scheduled for December 18. The North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club coordinates this event.

We divide the count area into three sections with team leaders responsible for organizing the route. The count usually runs from 7:30 AM until the team members run out of steam or finish their section. The teams meet up for a pot luck at 5:30 to consolidate their counts into the report that will be submitted to the Audubon Society.

Participation is $5 per person to support the Audubon's work to maintain the database. You do not have to be an expert birder. Anyone who can help spot birds and help keep track of the sightings will be a help. You do not have to participate for the entire day. Any amount of time will be helpful.

If you're interested in taking part, you can call one of the team leaders for more information.

Lake Wichita, Penny Miller. This route involves a lot of walking. 940-867-9761
Iowa Park, Jimmy Hoover. This route is primarily driving with some short walks periodically. 940-592-4661.
Lucy Park and City of Wichita Falls. Terry McKee. This route is mostly walking in the morning and driving in the afternoon. 940-766-4097.

Good birding!

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