Date: 5/15/19 7:32 am From: 'Scheim, Charles' <scheimc...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Subject: [osbirds] Big Day Sat May 18
Fellow Birders... Here is another reminder of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Big Day Bird Count which occurs this coming Saturday May 18. The Big Day is a group effort to locate as many bird species as we can in our region on Saturday. Birders, working in groups of whatever size they desire, or alone, and spending any amount of time (15 minutes, an hour, several hours, or all day) within that 24 hours, will attempt to identify as many species as possible. You can hike in our meadows and forests, stroll our city and village streets, drive along our counties' roads, or even just stay at home and notice whatever species come to your backyard bird feeder. Folks should keep track of the various species they encounter by sight or sound and report on their efforts to me (see below for specifics), the 2019 Big Day coordinator, Charlie Scheim. I'll post the results to OSBirds shortly thereafter.
Some birders may wish to count and report numbers of individual birds they find; others may choose not to count individuals, but rather simply to report what various species they discover. Either approach is perfectly fine, but our primary goal is to count species.
I encourage everyone to spend some time Saturday observing our avian companions. Then simply send me an email telling me your name and names of any others working with you, where you birded, a list of the species you found (by sight or sound), and any interesting notes you might wish to add. I'll compile all the emails and report back to OSBirds.
If you are interested, but have not participated before, or have any questions, please contact me at <scheimc...> and I'll try to assist you in whatever way I can to get you started. Charlie -- Dr. Charles H. Scheim Mathematics Dept (Retired) Hartwick College Oneonta, NY 13820 607-431-4736
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