Date: 11/24/21 7:25 pm From: Tommy Goodwin <tommy.j.goodwin.jr...> Subject: Confluence CBC Date and Information
I have been given the privilege of taking over the Confluence Christmas Bird Count (CBC) from Randy Korotev this year. I am planning on keeping the CBC as similar to the previous years as possible, so hopefully this is a smooth and easy transition for everyone.
*The 2021-2022 Confluence** CBC will happen on Saturday, January 1, 2022*. Please let me know if you are interested or would like to participate.
For those that are not familiar with CBCs, they consist of an attempt to get a headcount on every (or as many as possible) bird within a 15-mile radius of a set point every year and to compare the numbers/diversity of those birds from one year to the next. The CBC program has existed since the year 1900, and is one of the longest running avian data collection efforts. The Confluence CBC is not very old, but it covers some of the best birding areas in Missouri (i.e. Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area).
CBCs are open to everyone, and even if you are new to birding, this is an excellent way to get involved and find mentors to help you on your path to becoming a better birder.