This reminder email is being sent to the four California list servs
which cover all or portions of Kern County. My apologies in advance
to those of you who do not appreciate receiving multiple postings
with the identical announcement.
The Kern Birdiest Count is almost upon us. If you find yourself in
Kern County anytime during the 72 hour count period from 3:30pm this
coming Thursday (May 2nd) through 3:30pm this coming Sunday (May
5th), even just passing through Kern County, please submit a list of
your bird detections to me via bbarnes@...
in case one or
more of the species you detect is new to the overall Kern list for
the event. Although not absolutely necessary, if you know you plan to
bird Kern County anytime during the count period and will let me know
the where and when, it will help determine where coverage will be
expected to be excellent and where gaps in coverage may be filled. Thank you!
Birders from surrounding counties or elsewhere who can squeeze in any
valuable spring birding hours in Kern into your overall birding plans
during the count time period are heartily welcome as many of you live
closer to some critical-to-success Kern birding locations than many
of the most active birders in Kern Co. (e.g.: Kings, Los Angeles, San
Luis Obispo, Tulare, and Ventura) - locations such as northern
Antelope Valley bordered by Los Angeles Co., the Mt. Pinos region
bordered by Los Angeles Co. and Ventura Co., the Yellow-billed Magpie
location along CA Hwy 43 just over the border from SLO Co., western
Kern Co. as accessed rom SLO Co., northern Kern County bordered by
Kings Co., and Tulare Co.
Count updates will be posted on the kerncobirding list serv. The
first update will be sent out Thursday night or very early Friday
morning with the list of species reported for 3:30pm Thursday through
to the time the update is sent. The update will list "missing"
species first followed by those already reported.
Further updates will take place periodically which in past years was
either each evening/night and/or early each morning before heading
out for birding for the day.
The annual Kerncrest Audubon Society Bird-a-thon is interfaced as it
is set for Saturday, May 4, 2013, the results of which will likely
add a significant number of species to the overall total as in past years.
Regardless of where you go birding in California during the Kern
birdiest count period,...
Continued Happy & Productive 2013 Birding,
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
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