The 2015 Ramsey Canyon Christmas Bird Count (RCCBC) was held on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The final total is 95 species observed across 12 checklists documenting 1,615 individual birds.
The date for the next count is Friday, December 16, 2016. If you wish to participate, please contact Karen LeMay by email to email@example.com or by calling (520) 378-3262.
How to participate
Here are some hints to help. First, traveling counts with accurate mileage and duration are preferred over area counts in eBird. Do not select an eBird hot spot as the location for the team, especially if you birded outside the hot spot! Generally CBC checklists should be mapped to a personal location specific to the sector that you cover rather than in eBird hot spots. Team party hours and miles would need to be noted in the eBird checklist since the miles reported in eBird are one-way. Prospective Ramsey Canyon CBC participants can view a map of areas in the count circle to help identify the one for their team. In addition, they can download checklists and other CBC forms listed below (see FORMS). Finally, share your eBird checklist with RamseyCanyonCBC. By sharing each CBC eBird checklist with eBird user RamseyCanyonCBC, each team’s tallies will be available to compile (see http://ebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/SD-Share+Checklist for simple instructions).
Click the link below to see areas covered by teams: http://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/embedViewer.html?webmap=73e77520459f4fce81cb68b08ee329eb&extent=-110.3558,31.4786,-110.2174,31.5595&zoom=true
Note: entering CBC tallies in eBird
You will hear about details for the event directly from the compiler. No CBC breakfast nor compilation dinner is planned, although participants may elect to meet informally at a local restaurant to discuss the count and do a provisional tally. The results will be posted on the web site mentioned above.
You can find other Arizona CBCs on the Tucson Audubon website.
FORMS: Download the Checklist of Species to tally birds seen and the Party Hours/Miles Form which can be printed to summarize the results after the bird count. If you see an unusual bird during the count, you can print the official CBC Rare Bird Form.
Visit the National Audubon Society CBC web site for comprehensive information about the Christmas Bird Count, including history, objectives, and results. You can also visit the Arizona Field Ornithologists web site to find Christmas Bird Counts in Arizona or visit the National Audubon site and get involved in other counts outside Arizona.