NYSOA (the NY State Ornithological Association) carries out an annual New York State Waterfowl Count each year in mid January. Teams of volunteers recruited and organized by leaders in each Kingbird bird-reporting Region attempt to census waterfowl in as many areas as possibly where they are wintering. The aim is for all to count on the same day, however, there is freedom to shift a group’s count from the Saturday before to as late as a week later if weather or personal schedules require.
Locally we are in Region 2 – Genesee, and we cover Lake Ontario from Pt. Breeze to the west side of Fairhaven and inland over all of Livingston, Monroe, and Wayne counties and the east halves of Orleans and Genesee, plus Wyoming east of Rt. 19 and Ontario west of Rts. 64 and 21 to Naples. Historically this has been split into 11+ (now 16) sectors with observers or groups covering each, some having done this for a long time.
We are looking for a new volunteer to coordinate Region 2, as well as volunteers for sector leaders and birders to help in the various sectors. New observers are always welcome, and can be paired with more experienced volunteers.
Bob Spahn, Region 2 Coordinator – phone: 585-671-5690; email: [email protected]
|A||Greg Lawrence, Robert Buckert||Pt. Breeze to Hamlin Beach SP W|
|B||Pat Martin & Kim Hartquist||Hamlin Beach SP to Braddock Bay|
|C||Kevin Griffith||Braddock Bay E to Charlotte|
|D||Jay Greenberg & Monica Hermann||Genesee River N of falls to east of Irondequoit Bay|
|D2||Jay Greenberg & Monica Hermann||Seneca Park Pond|
|E||John Boettcher & Bob Spahn||Irondequoit Bay to Bear Creek|
|E2||Bob & Sue Spahn, Sheryl Gracewski & Tom Nash||Irondequoit Bay|
|F||Joe Wing||Bear Creek to Sodus Bay|
|G||Michael & Joann Tetlow, Jill Church||Sodus Bay to Fair Haven W|
|H||Mike Wasilco||Conesus Lake +|
|H2||Bill Howe||Hemlock, Canadice, & Honeoye lakes|
|I||Dave Strong||Canal - Pittsford Fairport, Mendon Ponds|
|J||Jay Powell & Mike Klimeczko||Oatka Creek, Mumford, Caledonia|
|K||Carolynn & Jerry Barnhart||Penfield and Brighton spots|
|L||Jim Kimball||Silver Lake, Genesee - Mt Morris-Geneseo, +|