This year marks the 116th Little Lakes Christmas Bird Count nationwide, and the 64th count for the area. The count date is Saturday, December 26, 2015. 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. A map has been provided to the area leaders, showing the boundaries of each sector.

It is important for the coverage in each of the five areas 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.

There will no longer be a mandatory fee for participating. If you are interested, contact one of the leaders and you will be assigned an area to help cover. The afternoon compiling meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the American Hotel, located at the southeast 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

Little Lakes CBC areas and leaders are as follows:
Conesus Lake – Jim Kimball 243-0316
Hemlock Lake – Bill Howe 505-238-1908
Canadice Lake – Phil Opdycke 385-6189
Honeoye Lake – Bob Spahn 671-5690
Northern Area – Jon Dombrowski 425-2380