Boats Needed for the Coastal CBC
- Dear Fellow Birders,
As you know, Sea & Sage Audubon does 3 Christmas Bird Counts each year.
One of our counts, the Coastal CBC on Sunday, Dec. 31st, covers open
water pelagic birding off the coast of Newport Beach as well as the
entire Newport Harbor. We use 2 boats for this part of the count - one
for the open water pelagic birding and one for Newport Harbor. We're out
counting birds for 6 to 8 hours on the morning & afternoon of Dec. 31st.
These areas are very important to our count. These birds cannot be
counted from the shore; most are not even visible unless one is out on
Our problem is that we don't have any boats! If anyone has a boat, or
knows someone we can contact who has one to use for this count, PLEASE
LET US KNOW. Contact Steve Alter by email at <scalter1@...> or
by phone at 714-669-9482.
Thanks for your help.