Be a field observer on your own.
If you are interested in participating, contact Grant Frost, 307-343-2024, so that he has a list of those expected, so he can let you know if the plans change for any reason such as stormy weather.
Grant will have a list of regular spots within our count circle and will encourage people to spread out to specific areas so that we can have good coverage of all hot spots first thing in the morning to assure a good count on the number of each species in the Cheyenne area, i.e. the number of geese before they all start flying around.
Be a feeder watcher.
Identify and count the number of each species that visits your feeder on the day of the count. Record only the maximum number seen at any one time. For example, if a single house finch visits your feeder 10 times, but you never actually see more than one house finch at a time, then that counts as one house finch seen, not 10.
The feeder(s) you intend to watch on Dec. 19 must be within the “count circle,” an area defined by a 15-mile diameter circle centered on the Capitol building in downtown Cheyenne.
Then … Join us for the December 19th Virtual CBC Tally Party, 7:00 p.m.
More information about these events, the Guernsey-Ft. Laramie CBC (December 27th), and other CHPAS activities are in the December issue of Flyer, posted on the CHPAS website.