Date: 5/6/19 1:55 am From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> Subject: PA Migration Count, May 11. Instructions for new birders and those not on eBird
Hello PA Birders,
This coming Saturday, the second Saturday in May is the state-wide Migration Count. As we have done since 1992, all our checklists are compiled into one large spreadsheet, organized by county.
The easiest way to participate is to use eBird anywhere across the state. If you don't have an eBird account you can still participate. An eBird account named PA Migration Count has been set up for you to enter your own data. Please contact me for the password. If you don't have a computer, send your checklists to another birder who has an eBird account or to me at 4461 Cherry Drive, Spring Grove, PA 17362 and I will add it to the PA Migration Count in eBird.
If you are new to birding, contact your county compiler who is listed at pabirds.org in the Projects tab where you can find PA Annual Migration Count. Some counties do not have a compiler. Newer birders are encouraged to join other birders. One way to find where other birders will be is to check where others have birded most frequently in your county. From the home page in eBird.org open the Explore tab and enter a county name under Explore Regions. On the right column under Recent Visits are links to the last 100 checklists. Below the Top eBirders are the 100 Top Hotspots in the county with links to checklists of each species seen. In the checklist you will find a subtle link to the map, on the left of the county name.