This year marks the 117th Little Lakes Christmas Bird Count nationwide, and the 65th count for the area. The count date is Monday, December 26, 2016.  Birds seen during the count week of December 23 to December 29 may be called in to the leaders for inclusion in the tally. The center of the fifteen mile diameter circle is the outlet of Hemlock Lake (at the north end of the lake). The circle includes all of Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, and Honeoye Lakes and a large area to the north. The dividing line between the lakes is the height of land between the lakes. It is important for the coverage in each of the 5 areas to be as consistent as possible, year to year, for meaningful evaluation of the count area.  Your
participation in this worthy endeavor would be greatly appreciated.  New birders can be paired up with experienced birders.  If you are interested, contact one of the leaders.

The afternoon compiling meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the American Hotel, located at the SE corner of Routes 5 & 20 in the village of Lima.  As an expression of our appreciation for letting us meet at this location, please order something from the menu.  They are known for their tasty soups.

Pat Martin, Compiler
Home:  (585) 582-2761
Cell:  (585) 301-5485

Little Lakes CBC areas and leaders are as follows:
Conesus LakeJim Kimball  (585) 243-0316
Hemlock LakeBill Howe  (505) 238-1908
Canadice LakePhil Opdycke  (585) 385-6189
Honeoye LakeBob Spahn  (585) 671-5690
Northern AreaGreg Lawrence  (585) 730-2553