Marin Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts
2020 Southern Marin Christmas Bird Count CANCELED
Dear volunteers – The Maring Audubon Society has reluctantly decided to cancel the South Marin Christmas Bird Count. Although National Audubon has guidelines for masking and social distancing, they also emphasize that “Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19 guidelines.” In that regard, the recent tightened stay-at-home order instructs Bay Area residents to stay at home as much as possible (i.e., no non-essential travel) and to limit mixing with other households. The state guideline is that Californians should not travel significant distances for pleasure or recreation and should stay close to home. This suggests that conducting CBCs in any of the Bay Area counties implementing the recent stay-at-home order would not be complying with the letter or spirit of those orders. The Oakland CBC was just canceled because of the tightened Covid-19 restrictions.
If you happen to be outside birdwatching on Saturday, December 26th within the South Marin count circle (CLICK HERE for CBC Maps), you can submit your sightings to our CBC Coordinator who will compile them. You could also conduct a feeder watch at your house if you live in the count circle!
Stay safe and we look forward to the 2021 South Marin CBC.
Ed Nute – Co-Compiler
If you live in the South Marin Christmas Bird Count circle and want to join this year’s count in the comfort of your home, you can become a feeder watcher! Please email your CBC coordinator HERE if you are interested and want to learn more! Field party participants who live in the count circle are invited to count their feeder birds as well.
To access Southern Marin Christmas Bird Count historical data and area maps