Xmas Bird Count – Kalamazoo

December 28, 2013 @ 12:45 pm – 10:00 pm
People's Church
1758 10th Street North
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Russ Schipper
(269) 375-7210

Since 1948 ASK members and the general public have been counting birds for the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Each count has a defined area, a 15-mile diameter circle to survey. That is divided up into smaller areas that the teams cover. The object is to find and count as many birds as you can. Meet at the People’s Church at 7:45 AM. Groups depart from there. We meet back at the People’s Church at noon for a potluck lunch (bring table service and a dish to pass). Those who wish to go back out in the afternoon and visit areas that did not get covered in the morning may do so. Beginners are most welcome, as are kids. Those with less experience are placed with more experienced birders. While much of the counting is done by car, it is wise to dress warm for the periods outside the car. It is a good practice to bring more clothing than you think you will need. Birding is a lot more fun when one is not shivering. To participate, contact compiler Russ Schipper. (See article under Items of Interest.)