I’m forwarding this as some SDFO members might be interested in participating, especially those who use eBird regularly.
The Mission Dam region of the SD River might be one good spot to survey.
Click on the “protocols” link, below, for the rules.
Something different to do on your next birding outing!
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Subject: Join Audubon’s Western Rivers Bird Count—Help Your Local Birds
Date: May 29, 2018 at 12:32:36 PM PDT
|Dear Audubon Chapter Leader,|
Help protect your local birds and the places they need by participating in the Western Rivers Bird Count.
Water sustains millions of people as well as some of America’s richest diversity of birdlife. By collecting bird counts along rivers across the southwestern U.S., you will provide important data on critical areas for biodiversity in the arid West.
Dates, Protocols, and Map
The Western Rivers Bird Count runs throughout May and June. Here are the count protocols and a map to help you plan your count. Submit your checklists at eBird.org or on the eBird app. Please choose to share your eBird checklists to westernwater@....
Toolkit of Resources
We have also created a toolkit of resources which you can use to encourage your members and others in your local community to take part in the count.
Thank you for taking part in this important initiative for our water work. If you have any questions, please contact us at westernwater@....
Senior Director, Western Water Initiative
National Audubon Society