CBC Participant Information:
“There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website. “
Anyone can participate. However, if you are a beginning birder, you will need to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. You will be counting all species and numbers that you can identify.
Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds.
Your compiler (Christiana Manville – email@example.com or 702-672-1411) will provide you with:
Circle compiling meetup location and time.
Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.
Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water. Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field