Eugene Christmas Bird Count 2020 January 3, 2021
Unlike many traditional activities this year, the 2020 Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC) will happen! It is set for Sunday, January 3, 2021, our normal date during the three-week Count Period. National Audubon Society (NAS) issued guidelines during the last week of September for conducting this year’s unusual Christmas Bird Count, and we will abide by them. Our Coordinator, Dick Lamster, is working with the 27 Team Leaders and other Count volunteers to work out details, but the following will probably be the plan for this year.
1.Each Team Leader will determine how they want to organize and move their team around. If a Team Leader prefers not to go on the Count this year, a one-year replacement will be chosen.
2.We expect more Home Counters this year and will be prepared to handle that. To be a Home Counter you must live in the Count Circle.
3.Sadly, there will be no Chili Feed Countdown this year. This is unfortunate, because the Chili Feed is always fun for everyone. Instead, we may have a Zoom Countdown.
4.Teams that walk for most of the day will probably have fewer changes to consider than those that drive a lot.
5.We encourage all previous participants in the ECBC to do so this year. It will be our 79th! New people are always welcomed and we will find a team for anyone who wants to go look for birds on January 3rd.
Please contact Dick Lamster at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 541.343.8664 if you are interested or have suggestions. The December-January Quail will include more details.