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Birmingham Audubon Fall Bird Count

September 26, 2015

Birmingham Audubon Fall Bird Count

Saturday, September 26, 2015

American Goldfinch by Greg Harber.
American Goldfinch by Greg Harber.

Our 51st Annual Birmingham Audubon Fall Bird Count will take place on September 26, and all Birmingham Audubon members and friends are welcome to join the fun. We’ll need your help to get good numbers for the fall count. You do not have to be an expert birder to participate in the count – this truly is a case where the more eyes we have looking for birds the better and more thorough our results will be.

Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair counties are our coverage area, and we hope to place as many parties in the field as we can. If you are unable to assist us in the field, but want to contribute to the survey effort we can still use your help! Simply count all the birds at your feeders and water features. Keep track of the time spent counting and report your data to us after the count. Remember only to count the most number of each species, you see at any one time – we don’t want to double count the birds.

If you have participated in a count previously or know the name of the party leader for the area where you would like to help, contact him/her and ask to be included in the group. If you are interested in joining a count party but don’t know any leaders, please call Greg Harber at 205-251-2133. I will put you in touch with a party leader. Be sure to pack a lunch, water, your binoculars and field guides.

Male American Redstart by Debbie McKenzie. Anniston, AL September 2015.
Male American Redstart by Debbie McKenzie. Anniston, AL September 2015.

At the end of the day we will gather to compile our results, swap stories and share our adventures of the day. Real rarities will need a good story and appropriate documentation. I will compile the results and Elberta Reid will host the compilation at her house, at 2616 Mountain Brook Parkway (phone: 205-879-1935). I ask all party leaders to ensure that someone from their party is present to read their party’s list and provide details when necessary.
Other count dates of interest:
Birmingham Christmas Bird Count Date: Monday, December 28, 2015. Compiler: David George. Compilation host: TBA

Spring Bird Count: Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016. Compiler: Sharon Hudgins. Compilation host: TBA
Greg Harber, Bird Counts Committee


September 26, 2015