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NYMS CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
The NYMS (Minnewaska/Shawangunk) Christmas Bird Count takes its fourth loop around the sun and is sure to be exciting with lots of our favorite winter birding spots within the circle. Contact Nick Martin (255-0752 or Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov ) for possible assignment no later than Saturday, December 25th. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT CBCs MUST BE CONDUCTED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY AGAIN THIS YEAR AS INSTRUCTED BY THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY.
1) THERE WILL BE NO COMPILATION GET TOGETHERS AFTER THE COUNTS
2) FIELD PARTIES IN THE SAME VEHICLE WILL BE LIMITED TO “FAMILY UNITS” OR “SOCIAL PODS”
3) IT WILL BE HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT NEW BIRDERS WILL BE ADDED TO ESTABLISHED FIELD PARTIES THIS
YEAR. CONTACT CBC COMPILER TO FIND IF THERE ARE POSSIBILITIES TO BIRD PORTIONS OF A SECTOR
The field trips of JBNHS are oriented to nature study. They are free and open to the public. We do, however, sometimes visit sites that charge admission fees, which are the responsibility of the participants. Children are very welcome on field trips, but pets are not. Although there is a brief courtesy waiting period for latecomers, the meeting times are important: please arrive in time to sign up with the leader.