The 111th Christmas Bird Count: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 to Wednesday, January 5, 2011
From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission – often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.”
I will again be organizing and compiling data for the Loveland Christmas Bird Count. We have a great circle to cover with a wide variety of habitats. It’s always great fun to get out and bird from dawn to nearly dark in freezing cold temperatures with friends. Then there is the meal afterward – this year provided by my husband Al and his sous chef, Maggie our daughter. Chili Supper is on the menu. The Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch graciously supplies their Heritage Room for our dinner and data compilation. It’s a wonderful atmosphere with a roaring fire that feels great after a day in the field.
There is room for both the experienced and new birder alike, so don’t let your (perceived?) lack of knowledge and experience keep you away! Contact me at zblueheron AT gmail DOT com or go to the Loveland CBC link above and sign up.
Mike Frieburg and I with frozen faces. Boulder CBC 2009