Date: 12/23/19 12:23 pm From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> Subject: [texbirds] White River Lake CBC - Final Announcement
I am sorry if you are receiving this twice: I sent it out the first time without a subject line (which sometimes gets e-mails dumped into span) and figured I should resend it with a subject line. My excuse: still getting used to my new eyes:)
The White River Lake CBC will be held on Saturday, 28 December 2019. We will meet at the White River Lake Marina at 7:30 AM, will bird until 4:30 PM or so, will meet up at the Marina by 5:00, and then will head back to Jeremy Clark's place in Lubbock for supper and the countdown. There is a lake fee of $7.00 but LEAS will be covering that so ... no worries. The Clarks will be providing main dishes but folks are encouraged to bring some sort of treat and any beverages they may require. The circle is divided into five routes and, ideally, I hope to gather together five team leaders and ten additional counters. So far I have:
Area One - Eastern region - Anthony Hewetson, Lena Zappia Area Two - The Great North Woods - Rich Kostecke, Brandon Best Area Three - East side of the lake - Phillip Kite, Jeremy Clark, Manuel De Leon, Patsy Malin Area Four - West side of the lake - Rob Lee, Drew Harvey, Barry Keith, Area Five - South and west - Jim Crites, Jan Jannett
We have had a little bit of winter during the last week, I am told water levels are goodish at the lake, and I think it will be a pretty good count in terms of diversity and highlights - this may be the year that this count beats the Lubbock County CBC in terms of species count! I do my best to assure that every route has some habitat diversity and, in my opinion, the dinner/potluck is a lot of fun with people getting a chance to visit with seldom-seen friends and to meet new birding enthusiasts.
Participants, at all skill levels, are needed. If you are interested in participating in this count get in touch with me at <fattonybirds...> or 806-252-1213. Any additional counters that join between now and the count will be assigned to one of the lake routes ... and we could use more counters.