Dates for the 2017 West River Migration Count (WRMC) are May 12-15, 2017. For those not familiar with the WRMC, it is similar to the Audubon Christmas Bird Count counting both species and numbers of birds but is conducted on a county-wide basis instead of a designated circle. The coverage area includes western counties of South Dakota between the North Dakota and Nebraska borders. County coordinators are: Butte-Vic Fondy, Custer-Michael Melius, Fall River-Jonalyn Yancey, Harding-Charlie Miller, Lawrence-Vic Fondy, Meade-Gene Hess, and Pennington-Jocie Baker. If you would like to participate, please contact the appropriate county coordinator or myself.