Alabama and nearby GA/FL/TN Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) – 2020-21     

 

Immature Sandhill Cranes photo by Harry Dean

Special thanks to Ken Ward, who assembled this information for Alabama birders.

Waterloo, AL – December 14, 2020, Damien Simbeck                                                                 (256-856-3079, tnbarredowl@aol.com).

NOTE:  Change from historically first Saturday count, hoping to increase participation by folks involved in other first Saturday counts (Hint, Hint, Wheeler NWR Participants!)

COVID precautions will be followed. No one will be added to existing parties and there will be no pre-count meetings and no in-person compilation. Coordination with compiler is required before the count.  If anyone wants to join, I will gladly cut a “piece of the pie” for a separate party; this count already has a few pieces vacant.  Additional participants are needed.

Auburn, AL – December 15, 2020, Geoff Hill                                                                                     (334-332-4930; hillgee@auburn.edu)

Buffalo River, Lawrenceburg, TN – December 17, 2020, Damien Simbeck                          (256-856-3079, tnbarredowl@aol.com)

COVID precautions will be followed. No one will be added to existing parties and there will be no pre-count meetings and no in-person compilation. Coordination with compiler is required before the count.  If anyone wants to join, I will gladly cut a “piece of the pie” for a separate party; this count already has a few pieces vacant.   Additional participants are needed.

Eufaula NWR (ALEU), Eufaula, AL – December 18, 2020, Mason Jarrett                               (706-992-8864, beltedkingfisher2000@yahoo.com)

Interested parties can either sign up on the CBC website at http://netapp.audubon.org/cbc/public/, or contact me directly.

Wheeler NWR, Decatur, AL – December 19, 2020, Dwight Cooley                                          (256-565-6239, sabrewing@earthlink.net)

Covid protocols will be observed for the count.  We will not be able to meet at the Refuge Visitor Center for compilation as we have in the past. Party leaders will use either email or surface mail to forward their results to me and I will complete the final compilation. As an added safety precaution, social distancing and the use of masks are required at all times in the field. Carpooling can occur but only within existing family/social groups.

Pensacola, FL – December 19, 2020, Daniel Stangeland                                                             (850-686-3502, dpstang71hotmail.com)

Choctawatchee Bay, FL – December 19, 2020, Malcolm Mark Swan                                       (210-452-4899; malcolmmarkswan@gmail.com)

Google map for participants: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1kiRPOO4NbXrf57415vFPEy04hk7jOlIB&usp=sharing

Dauphin Island, AL – December 19, 2020, Howard Horne                                                           (251-605-9043, hhorne@bvaenviro.com)

COVID precautions will be followed. No one will be added to existing parties, as many party units may not feel comfortable with the addition of others.

Savannah, TN – December 22, 2020. Damien Simbeck                                                               (256-856-3079, tnbarredowl@aol.com)

COVID precautions will be followed. No one will be added to existing parties and there will be no pre-count meetings and no in-person compilation. Coordination with compiler is required before the count.  If anyone wants to join, I will gladly cut a “piece of the pie” for a separate party; this count already has a few pieces vacant.  Additional participants are needed.

Guntersville, AL – December 26, 2020, Linda Reynolds                                                              (256-582-2970 or 256-298-1810, rreynolds@charter.net)

Compilation can be mailed to Linda Reynolds at 3909 Morrow St., Guntersville, AL 35976 or you may drop it off at the Guntersville Library.  Compiler will be in circular drive in front of the building. All are welcome.

Fort Morgan, AL – December 27, 2020, Larry Gardella                                                               (334-450-9790, lfgardella@gmail.com)

COVID precautions will be followed. No one will be added to existing parties and there will be no pre-count meetings and no in-person compilation. Coordination with compiler is required before the count.  If anyone wants to join, I could use some more people to go on their own walking stretches of beach or checking out some areas that have not been covered.

Gulf Shores, AL – January 2, 2021, Greg Jackson and Howard Horne                                   (251-605-9043, hhorne@bvaenviro.com)

We’ll be following NAS COVID guidelines. There will be no physical (or Zoom-type) compilation. We may nor may not be able to accommodate individuals wanting to participate, as many party units may not feel comfortable with the addition of others.

Columbus, GA (ALEU) – January 3, 2021, Mason Jarrett                                                            (706-992-8864; beltedkingfisher2000@yahoo.com)

Interested parties can either sign up on the CBC website at http://netapp.audubon.org/cbc/public/, or contact me directly.

Wheeler Dam, AL – Monday, January 4, 2021, Damien Simbeck                                             (256-856-3079, tnbarredowl@aol.com)

COVID precautions will be followed. No one will be added to existing parties and there will be no pre-count meetings and no in-person compilation. Coordination with compiler is required before the count.  If anyone wants to join, I will gladly cut a “piece of the pie” for a separate party; this count already has a few pieces vacant.    Additional participants are needed.

Montgomery, AL – January 5, 2021, Carrie Threadgill                                                                 (334-242-3864, carrie.threadgill@dcnr.alabama.gov)

Additional Info: All safety protocols and social distancing will be followed during the count. There will be no carpooling of groups, unless they are from the same household, and individuals will need to drive separately. We will also keep group sizes to a minimum. Also there will be no compilation this year and all data should be submitted to carrie.threadgill@dcnr.alabama.gov.

Cancelled

Cullman – Cancelled

Birmingham, AL – Cancelled

Status to be determined:

Tuscaloosa, AL – December 21, 2019, David Arnold (205-792-0653, darnold@eng.ua.edu); no word as of 11/24