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Dec 9, Cache Naturalist Program at the Willow Park Zoo Wildlife Learning Center

Cache Naturalists Group: Bryan Dixon, 60 Years of the Logan, UT Christmas Bird Count
Cache Naturalists Group: Bryan Dixon, 60 Years of the Logan, UT Christmas Bird Count

Cache Naturalist Program at the Willow Park Zoo Wildlife Learning Center, will be on the second Wednesday of December, Dec 9th, 6 – 7 p.m.

Bryan Dixon will present “Sixty Years of Christmas Bird Presents for Logan” Bridgerland Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count. Bryan Dixon has been a compiler or co-compiler for the Logan Christmas Bird Count since 1995.

Logan Poet Laureate Star Coulbrooke will open the Dec 9th program with a reading of some bird poems.
Event Flyer
2015 Christmas Bird Count

Dec 21, Logan CBC “Clean-Up”

This is a new offering in the BAS field trip schedule! Our knowledge of the birds presently in Cache Valley is never more complete than on the night of the Christmas Bird Count(CBC) By the end of the compilation dinner, dozens of experienced birders have scoured a 7.5-mile radius circle, tallying every species, common and rare. There are always a few surprises: last year, Rusty Blackbirds and an (eastern) Winter Wren were found for the first time; the year before, it was a Lewis’s Woodpecker. What will the 2014 CBC bring?

The purpose of this field trip is twofold: first and foremost, to track down the rarest of the rare that were found the day before on the Logan CBC. We’ll probably have just one to three target birds we’ll be trying to relocate. Second, if time remains, we might try to fill in some of the species that were missed the day before. CBC data also includes “count week” species, because sometimes you just happen to miss a species that is present. We can help make our CBC data better by filling in a few of these blanks if any common species fail to turn up on count day.

Please, don’t be a moocher! It is a lot of birding to participate all day on the CBC and then go out again the next morning for more. But, we’d like to limit this trip to ONLY people who participated in the CBC. It’s not fair to capitalize on other’s heroic CBC efforts without contributing yourself. To register for the Logan CBC, email Bryan Dixon at bdixon@xmission.com.

Meeting details will be announced at the CBC compilation dinner, but we’ll likely go from 9AM to noon. As with all our field trips, it is free to attend and all skill levels are welcome.

Dec 20, Christmas Bird Count

Black-Capped Chickadee, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer
Black-Capped Chickadee
Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

Bridgerland Audubon Society will hold its 59th Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Invitation

Join 60 plus other folks–some great birders, some just enjoying a winter’s day watching wildlife–as we add to the most extensive database of citizen science in the world. Data from the CBC is used for a wide variety of research, including substantiating the effects of global weirding. But most of us do it because it’s fun to be out with friends, old and new, observing nature and marveling at how such tiny creatures survive quite handily in sub-freezing weather.

To participate, please contact the compiler, Bryan Dixon, at bdixon@xmission.com or 435- 760- 0691, so he can put you with the team that needs you the most. The traditional $5 fee for the CBC has been waived by National Audubon Society, but you’re free to make a donation to offset some of the costs we incur locally by sending a check (or gold) to: Bridgerland Audubon Society POB 3501 Logan, UT 84323-3501 or by credit card at: http://www.bridgerlandaudubon.org/donate.htm

Everyone is also invited to the potluck dinner afterward at the Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists building (596 East 900 North, Logan) to tally the results, beginning at 6:00 p.m. that evening. (BYOB and a dish to share. We’ll supply a cold cut sandwich.)

For a report on this and last year’s count, visit: http://bridgerlandaudubon.org/our-projects/cache-valley-christmas-bird-count/m

See you on the Count!

Bryan

December 14, Christmas Bird Count

Black-Capped Chickadee, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer
Black-Capped Chickadee
Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

Bridgerland Audubon Society held its 58th Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Preliminary tallies are in. Thanks to 38 observers we found 98 species and more than 27,000 individual birds, including the Rusty Blackbird found by Craig Fosdick and relocated today by six of us. See Bryan Dixon’s BridgerlandAudubon Facebook post.

Invitation

Everyone is also invited to the potluck dinner afterward at the Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists building (596 East 900 North, Logan) to tally the results, beginning at 6:00 p.m. that evening. (BYOB and a dish to share. We’ll supply a cold cut sandwich.)

Join 60 plus other folks–some great birders, some just enjoying a winter’s day watching wildlife–as we add to the most extensive database of citizen science in the world. Data from the CBC is used for a wide variety of research, including substantiating the effects of global weirding. But most of us do it because it’s fun to be out with friends, old and new, observing nature and marveling at how such tiny creatures survive quite handily in sub-freezing weather.

To participate, please contact the compiler, Bryan Dixon, at bdixon@xmission.com or 435- 752-6830, so he can put you with the team that needs you the most. The traditional $5 fee for the CBC has been waived by National Audubon Society, but you’re free to make a donation to offset some of the costs we incur locally by sending a check (or gold) to: Bridgerland Audubon Society POB 3501 Logan, UT 84323-3501 or by credit card at: http://www.bridgerlandaudubon.org/donate.htm

For a report on this and last year’s count, visit: http://bridgerlandaudubon.org/our-projects/cache-valley-christmas-bird-count/m

See you on the Count!

Bryan