Date: 1/6/20 3:23 am
From: Fran Toler <francestoler...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: C&O count - current availability. ~Three weeks out...

Hi James
I would interested in one of the spots in the 30s (32/34 or 38/39)

Thanks
Fran Toler
<francestoler...>


On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 6:37:22 PM UTC-5, James Speicher wrote:
>
> Count dates for 2020: 1/25/20 thru 2/2/20
>
> Detailed information for all aspects of the count attached as a PDF file
>
> (milepost/milepost)
> 6/9 - may be near the Beltway/American Legion bridge 32/34 or 38/39)
>
> A few sections of interest to FR & Mont counties are
> 32/34
> 38/39
>
> Further out:
> 94/95
> 96/97
> 100/105
> 112/150
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> Frederick County MD
> M.O.S. member, Washington Co Chapter
> C&O count coordinator
>
> > ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> > From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugor......> <javascript:>>
> > Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 6:44 PM
> > Subject: C&O count - call for coverage
> >
> > Count dates for 2020: 1/25/20 thru 2/2/20
> >
> > 2020 will mark the 3rd year of the count's rebirth following the end of
> DC Audubon Society's [DCAS] sponsorship of the count in 2016.
> >
> > Every year there are far flung areas in Washington & Allegany counties
> that lack coverage. In *2016 DCAS was unable to cover 22 miles in
> Washington and 5 miles in Allegany county. In 2019 with the renewed count
> still in its infancy the gaps were 34 miles in Washington and 23 miles in
> Allegany county. Some of the individuals who had volunteered to assist in
> these areas in 2016 included Mike Englar, Hans Holbrook, [first name
> unknown] Epperly, June Tveekrem, Mary Huebner, Vern Gauthier, and Mark
> Malec. I have no contact info for most of them, but they would be welcome
> back as would anyone else reading this with an interest in birding the C&O
> canal towpath in winter.
> >
> > The C&O Canal Trust has developed an excellent interactive Access and
> Parking link for the entire towpath: [
> https://www.canaltrust.org/plan/parking-along-the-co-canal-3/]. Use it
> to determine ease of access to any area of the towpath.
> >
> > *2016's count was encumbered with an historic blizzard on the day of the
> count and many areas were never able to be surveyed. In part this was what
> led to the expansion of the count period to the current 9 day window.
> Other changes were also implemented with the goal of improving the data.
> At over 180 miles in extent, the C&O count
> > rivals the coverage issues that prevent all State CBCs from occurring on
> a single date...
> >
> > Jim Speicher
>

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