123rd Christmas Bird Count Compiler & Regional Editor Drop-in - Shared screen with speaker view
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Laura Lara - Wabasha, MN
Mike Winslow - Ferrisburgh, VT
Mike from Keizer Oregon
Nancy Angell, Southeast Texas
Bruce Wilson Barrie, Ontario
Annie Dunn - Buffalo, Wyoming
Nicholas from Kingston, NY
Seth Benz, Acadia NP, Maine
Barry Blust - Glenmoore, PA
Cat -Aussie- from Ashland Oregon
Bill Pyle, Kodiak AK
Cheryl Johnson - Mariposa, CA
Tom Fuller from Elsah, IL, USA
Kathy Doddridge - Bradenton FL
Mike Resch from the mountains of Hendersonville, NC
Barb Stone, Susquehanna, PA
Lisa Clements, Alamosa, Colorado
Sue De Rosa
Sue De Rosa Savannah, GA
Doug Phyall, Campbell River, BC, Canada
Jennifer Tayes Maple Ridge BC Canada
Louisa Evers from Caldwell, ID
Jeff Cherry, Damariscotta, Maine
Pete Read from London Ontario Canada, Compiler since 1983
Rick Herder - Morgan Hill California
Jayne Johnston, Bonita Springs, FL
Jaime Thibodeaux -northern Minnesota
Pat -hayward Fremont, alameda ca, CA
Iris Davies Dewberry Alberta
marty floyd from Louisiana
Tulare, California USA
Leif Anderson AR Regional compiler
Christopher Rustay , Albuquerque MM
Albert Shultz, Pecos NM
Janice Jorgensen, Hadley, Massachusetts
Roberta Kellam, Eastern Shore of Virginia
Kyle Chelius, Oceanville, NJ
Gordon & Valerie Curry
Gordon Curry, Sointula, B.C. Canada
Brent Ortego from Victoria, Texas
Paul Rodriguez from Las Vegas, NV
Mike Hoebel - Galiano Island, BC
Hannah salvatore south east Pennsylvania (Berks county)
Jody Allair from Drumheller, Alberta
Hilary Shughart, Bridgerland Audubon Society, Logan, Utah.
Cheryl Huizinga from Caldwell, Idaho
Stephen Knox, Los Alamos, NM
Norm Budnitz, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Linda Moore Cliff New Mexico
Judy Peeler Lewisburg PA
Bill and Martha McClintock, Westford, Vermont
Ryan Steffens, Cole Camp, MO
Bruce Bosley, from the High Plains of NE Colorado, Brush
Laura Semken, Louisa County, Iowa
Kathleen Blair Hillsboro nm
Marlene Johnston Kootenay Lake British Columbia
Keith Bruno - Pagosa Springs, Colorado
I like the Bluebird on your shoulder
Audrey Albrecht- Sanibel, FL
Bob Toleno - Hayward, California
Alan Contreras, Oregon
Stephanie Fuest, Ajo, AZ
Shannon McNeil: Anza-Borrego Desert Southern CA
Lucy Cairns, Reading PA
Katherine Chen - New York City, NY
Barbara Schwartz Ocala FL
Dave Lockman, Stevensville, MT
Michael Brown Indiana
Carolyn and Michael Bonta Johnson
Carolyn & Michael - Kingston ON
Susan Setterberg, Ridgefield, WA
Ann Nightingale, BCVI, Victoria, British Columbia
Ryan Votta Durango Colorado
Cynthia Ehlinger Riverside CT
Colin in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Charles Burwick Taney County Mo MOTC
Kathy Caminiti Burlington KY
Morgan Drabik-Hamshare Sandusky, OH
Bruce Beck, Poplar Bluff, SE Missouri
Kathy Woolsey James Island South Carolina
Ken mcKenna. Nova Scotia. Can.
Martin Blagdurn - Anchor Bay CBC - Michigan
Bill Seleen Jamestown NY
Eric Mills nr Lunenburg, NS Canada
Can’t change my name on here but pronouns are she/her 🙂
Question How is a RARE Bird defined?
Kathy Dale (she/her)
COVID guidelines: https://www.audubon.org/news/christmas-bird-count-compiler-announcements
Has anyone ever had the problem with people finding a "Rare" and reporting it on eBird during the count and then having people abandon their "assignment" to go look for the reported "Rare"?
Bruce Schuette; Troy, MO
can you put the link here in the cha?
I love the compiler ideas!
Kathy Dale (she/her)
Link to the Trends viewer: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/where-have-all-birds-gone
Can we get links to the birdability site and the podcast too?
Kathy Dale (she/her)
Am I the only person who lost the screen share?
The numbers for the hummingbirds are relatively low, though, so a single bird can look like a large increase. Rufous Hummingbird populations overall have gone down considerably.
How is a RARE BIRD defined
Is there someplace on the compiler site to get a list of expected birds for a given count circle?
1st question: Apparently, I did not download my circle results from last year. How can a get a copy?
I'm unable to save these chat comments, not had that problem before, any ideas?
To report max/min number of parties in the field, do you need the start/stop times of each party, to determine the max number at one time and min number at one time?
2nd question: can you get any more granular than state when looking at the trends viewer - region, county, circle?
How do we get our circle location corrected on the National Audubon website? I've emailed the cbcadmin @audubon.org address multiple times and get no response.
On the Abundance graphs in the viewer, what does the X access mean?
…. is there a place I can download an Audubon Logo so we can create signs to place in back of our cars….eg. CBC count slow vehicle or something along those lines
A lot of compilers are now asking participants to submit their results to eBird accounts set up for the CBC. I'm refraining from that because eBird doesn't "force" people to include the necessary effort information. Could NAS work with Cornell to develop a CBC eBird checklist template?
Is there any way for us to get access to our own circles data? Southern California data hasn
SoCal data hasn't been updated on Nationals site for the last many years
I'd be really upset if rare bird information was withheld. We had that situation and we got the word out to the masses. Some went and some didn't. But no one felt that they had been deprived of the opportunity, and our count was still fully completed.
I’m being asked to do an interview with the National Fox Weather channel in the next weeks on the CBC. Is there any message you would specially like me to cover in this interview ?
Does the CBC checklist go in the same order as eBird now?
The portol checklist is so out of sink with the AOU or eBird species order and has been for many years, is that going to be updated any time soon? It took me 7 hrs to input my data in past years jumping back and forth trying to get the data entered.
What training information am I supposed to send to participants?
Chat will come out when the recording comes out
screen shot it
POP OUT the chat- that is one of the options if you click on the down arrow in upper left of the chat box.
Thanks Nancy, that is not showing there either
I am a new compiler and I found out on Tuesday that the CBC map online is different (shifted further East) from what observers have been using on the ground for over 50 years. Is it possible to update the online map?
I have a question for Tim that I would like to ask him by unmuting
Cool, thanks, Tim!
If a party leader documents a bird during count week but isn't actually able to access the area where they saw that count week bird on count day, does it still count?
When will the summaries of count 122 be posted? The CBC web page still links to summaries from count 121.
That’s a great idea acknowledging time and $
Tim is exactly right! The rare bird chasers were off the clock for the time that they went.
ABSOLUTELY OUT OF DATE!!!
Is there a plan to do that?
Is there a way to get the word out on the site if specific counts are looking for more people? Like if people who are interested go to the site is there a list of counts asking for more participants? We always have close to enough but I end up covering 2-3 of the less popular routes and we could fit a couple new folks, I just don’t know how they would know to contact us since we’re not in an urban area. Just trying not to steal all the fun for myself.
Who has the cheat sheet? Can that link be sent out with the recording of this ?
I don't think eBird uses AOS taxonomy. Our coutn uses the latter, and some difference have been noted.
Love your new cheat cheat!!!! I am using it for Whistler’s CBC!
Can we link the cheat sheet here in chat?
can you give us this email name again? for center point?
The Merlin record feature can be used as a tool to help verify a sighting, plus it can be forwarded to the compiler
Can that Cheat Sheet be shared with this group?
Do count week birds have to be seen by CBC participants?
Is there anything special we need to record or enter if we are conducting a count in a disaster recovery area? Access to Sanibel is still restricted and we will have far fewer participants than normal, and some areas are completely inaccessible.
Question: Our circle has some places that have been historically birded and entered into CBC, but with the new Count Circle app shows that the place is outside of the circle. DO we continue to count that outside area, or do we drop it and stick to the count circle?
As per Morgan's question, what about birds reported to eBird from people who are not registered with the compiler on Count day. If the effort is there, including time and distance, perhaps add in?
Kathy Dale (she/her)
Thank you! We put out press releases in the area newspapers and have local events, but I mean if people from other areas wanted to join us too 🙂
So if ebird reports by non-participants on count day can't be used for the day can they be used as count week birds?
If compilers advertise that those hand-picked data won't be used, maybe those people can be convinced to participate!!!
Is there a way to prevent spammers from harvesting email addresses list on the web site with the CBC circles? Every time I have an email address in for the counts I do the amount of spam I get increases dramatically
Should rare bird forms be filled out for count week birds?
If it is a Rare bird, the form should be filled out no matter when it was seen imho
Just FYI …I found social media and advertising posters on compiler’s resources but not auto placards… perhaps it’s there but I don’t know where.
regarding overlaps, there are several circles that overlap, but count on different days. Both circles currently count those overlap areas. Is that incorrect?
I've got to fly! Thanks all.
Thank you everyone! Happy counting!
separate accounts do not solve the problem. spammers still get the addresses. I have resorted to the _AT_ trick
Thank you for hosting this forum. The information was helpful.
thanks for the great meeting. Have great Counts everyone.
Thanks all - safe and happy counting to all!
Plus it is good practice for people to learn to describe a bird
Thank you very much!
Thanks for all your time in answering these questions!
Thank you everyone, this was very informative!
Thank you very much!
Thanks so much for all you do with limited resources and staffing!
Thank you everyone! A great review Shawn/Whistler
Thanks very much
Thank you everyone!
Very helpful event!
I want to really thank all of you ( and especially Geoff) who helped us correct an existing circle coordinates and create a new circle that we are doubting this year! I know you guys are working so hard!
Thanks for this!