Date: 11/22/18 6:20 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: CBC Count Week
The meaning of "Count Week" is officially detailed at

Basically it's just a way of feeling better about missing a species on count day, nothing more.

Kent Fiala

On 11/21/2018 9:42 PM, M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> Audubon defines count week.
> Audubon determines how count week birds are recorded.
> Species identified as " cw" are not included in the final tally for the Christmas Bird Count.
> While "cw" birds may not be of interest nationally or worldwide, they are historically significant at more local levels.
> The Wayne County, NC Christmas Bird Count will continue to include count week species.
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> *From: *Ron
> *Date: *Tue, Nov 20, 2018 8:48 PM
> *To: *M Howell;<carolinabirds...>;
> *Cc: *
> *Subject:*Re: Wayne County NC CBC Dec 15
> As far as “count week” species go, I spoke with someone from National Audubon a few years ago and they use only the actual day and disregard all others, no matter how unusual or rare. They may make your list a little bigger, which may be why the idea came about, but it goes no farther.
> Ron Clark
> Kings Mtn.  NC
> *From:* M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <mailto:<carolinabirds...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:15 PM
> *To:* <carolinabirds...> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>
> *Subject:* Wayne County NC CBC Dec 15
> The Wayne County, NC Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Count day will begin at 12:01 am and run through 11:59 pm.  Also, we'd appreciate it if you keep track of any count week birds in the count circle.  Count week is December 12 - 18.  For the CBC, you do not need to count numbers on any day except for December 15.
> If you don't already know, here are examples of how they are recorded:
> (count week)  On Dec 12, you see 1 Bald Eagle, 1 Northern Harrier, and 1 Osprey.
> (count day)  On Dec 15, you see 3 Bald Eagles, 2 Northern Harriers, and 0 Osprey.
> (count week)  On Dec 17, you see 2 Bald Eagles, 3 Northern Harriers, and 1 Osprey.
> The official record will show: Bald Eagle - 3, Northern Harrier - 2, Osprey - cw
> We welcome new participants.  If you are interested, please contact me.  We are still growing our CBC and can always use more eyes and ears.
> Mae Howell
> hareboro@ <>
> 919-580-8330 <tel:919-580-8330>
> Goldsboro, NC
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