Date: 11/18/17 1:16 pm From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...> Subject: [cobirds] Volunteers Needed for the 2017 Denver Christmas Bird Count
The Denver Christmas Bird Count (64th year running!) will be held Saturday, December 16th with a compilation potluck starting at 5pm at the Chatfield State Park headquarters (State Parks vehicle pass required).
Twenty-three count areas now have leaders and we are in need of participants. Several count areas have very few (if any) observers beyond the Area Leader. We need YOU to help us out! You don't have to be an "expert" birder. People of all birding levels are welcome! Since the Denver CBC covers a broad range of habitats in its 15-mile diameter circle, this is a great way to select a habitat and learn the species in a habitat that you perhaps are not as familiar with. The Denver CBC covers foothills (Mount Falcon, Indian Hills, Doublehead Mountain, Red Rocks Park), Riparian (Deer Creek, Chatfield, South Platte Park, parts of Littleton, Lakewood, Bear Creek, etc.) and urban neighborhoods (lakes, parks, etc.). Please contact me if you are interested in helping out for a morning, or all day.
Note - If you cannot help out on this date, PLEASE consider volunteering to help out on another Christmas Bird Count in Colorado. There are many CBCs held state wide from December 14th to January 5th. Again, no prior experience is needed and all skill levels are welcomed by the Compilers! This is an amazing way to learn more about our "birds of winter". Please join in the fun!