Sign up: Oakland CBC Dec 16, San Francisco CBC Dec 27

David Quady and Nancy Boas

Hello, Bay Area Birders (with apologies for cross-posting):

Golden Gate Audubon Society sponsors two Christmas Bird Counts:

Oakland -- Sunday, December 16
San Francisco -- Thursday, December 27

Invitations have been mailed to everyone who participated in either count in recent years (but not to those who had signed up online by Wednesday for one of the counts--thanks to all who did so!). If you participated recently but haven't received your invitation yet it should arrive any day now.

This note invites new participants to join the counts. You'll have a chance to sample the bird life in an area that fits your interests and abilities, under the leadership of an experienced birder. At the end of the day you can attend the "count dinner," to learn what birds others have found, and where. A rarity or two usually turns up; learning of them on the day of discovery can help you see them, too.

It's easiest for you, and for the compilers, if you sign up online. Go to christmasbirdcount.htm

and follow the links to sign up for either count, and to download sign-up forms for the count dinners. Early sign-ups pay a reduced price for dinner.

However, if you prefer, you can call Golden Gate Audubon Society at 510-843-2222 to request sign-up forms and/or dinner reservation forms for either count. Act soon -- sign-up deadlines are November 25 for the Oakland CBC and December 7 for the San Francisco CBC.

For further information, contact one of the compilers:

San Francisco -- Alan Hopkins, ash@..., 415-664-0983
-- Dan Murphy, sfbirdcount@..., 415-564-0074

Oakland -- Bob Lewis, Bob@..., 510-845-5001
-- Dave Quady, davequady@..., 510-704-9353

Hope to see you at the counts!

Dave Quady
Berkeley, California