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This is your chance to participate in Citizen Science and enjoy the company of other birders.

Count day, December 17th, time TBD (ask leader for details)

Join us for the 118th Christmas Bird Count of the National Audubon Society and the 114th Rochester CBC.  New observers will be paired with experienced birders. Lots of eyes make for a better count!

In the evening of the count day, December 17th, we will gather at Newport Yacht Club (on Seneca Road in Irondequoit) at 6:00 PM for pizza followed by a species tally.  The tally will start about 7:30 PM. We will be finished by 9:00 PM.  Even if not coming to dinner, join us for the tally.  There will be $5 charge to cover costs.   Self-serve wine and beer will be available for $1.  Pot luck dishes would be appreciated.   Please reply to  Norma Platt at 585-260-5221 by Tuesday, December 12.

To participate in the count, call an area leader.  Be sure to ask your leader for details.

Rochester CBC areas and leaders are as follows:

Braddock Bay to Long Pond Road – Bob and Susan Spahn 671-5690
Long Pond Road to Dewey Avenue – Greg Lawrence cell 730-2553
Dewey Avenue to Charlotte Harbor – Kimberly Sucy 503-2534
Summerville to Culver Road – Dominic Sherony 223-7353
Culver Road to Baker Road (Webster) – Tom & Nancy Poeth 872-5344
Highland Park, Genesee Valley Park, Mt. Hope Cemetery – Shirley Shaw 385-3907
Seneca Park – Andrea Patterson
Maplewood & Turning Point Parks, Holy Sepulchre & Riverside Cemeteries – Kim Hartquist
Area west of Rochester-Monroe County Airport – John Boettcher

Norma Platt, Compiler 585-260-5221

If you cannot get out to bird in the field, watch your feeder and phone results to the area leader.

Note:  Birds seen during the count week is December 14 to 20 may be called in to the area leaders.

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