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Christmas Bird Count compilers & regional editors drop-in - Shared screen with speaker view
Janice Jorgensen
18:22
Hi Geoff.. janice here at MANO
Janice Jorgensen
19:06
excited to have you guys doing this
Sally Stein
20:09
I already have a ? if there a team usually covers an area by boat, can they still do it with their team if they all wear masks?
Benjamin Rivera
20:40
Hello, This Benjamin Rivera from El Salvador, Central America
Zac Cota
21:22
Good evening from snowy north central Vermont!
Donald Vrchota
21:51
Hello from southern Minnesota.
Kathy Donnell
21:52
Hi From Midway Utah. I don't have video or a mic.
Candace Larson
22:14
Portland, Oregon represents!
Janice Jorgensen
22:14
Western Massachusetts here
Michael Brown
22:15
Hello from Indiana
Mike Unger
22:20
Mike from Keizer Oregon
Alan Knothe
22:27
Good evening from warm, sunny Florida
Tim Johnson
22:29
Salem CBC here
Tonya Selby
22:35
Hi from NE Utah!!
Nancy Howell
22:44
Good evening from Cleveland, Ohio!!!
Richard Edgington
22:46
Good to be here - from Akron, OH
Caroline Eastman
22:56
Caroline Eastman in Columbia, South Carolina
Stefan Gleissberg
22:56
Hi from SE Ohio
Jeanette Kelly
23:01
Tim Meehan!!!!!!!!
Chris Martin
23:02
Hello from Errol NH CBC!
Kathryn Wells
23:05
Hi from the Space Coast of Florida!
Ann Puffer
23:05
from Ann in Haines, Alaska
Michael Bochnik
23:09
Michael Bochnik from the famed Bronx-Westchester Bird Count
Delaina LeBlanc
23:13
Hello from Thibodaux, Louisiana!
Trevor Lloyd-Evans
23:15
Howdy from Plymouth, MA America's home town
Rebecca Coulter
23:18
Santa Barbara California hello
Kaitlyn Parkins
23:26
New York City here, good evening!
Barbara Brueggeman
23:27
Hello from mid-Missouri
David Mehlman
23:34
Albuquerque, New Mexico checkin' in
Susan Kelly
23:57
hi from sunny Marin, CA
Gary Swant
24:00
Deer Lodge Montana
Mike Mahler
24:03
Hello from Benton Harbor, MI
Pat Gordon
24:04
Hello from sunny California Bay Area
John Deacon
24:07
John Deacon from Orcutt CA here.
William Boeh
24:10
Will a link to the recording be sent out?
Corey Plank
24:15
Hello from Gresham, OR - count number 2
Michael Yuan
24:25
Hi from Brooklyn, NY!
Corey Plank
24:49
Hello from Gresham, OR - count number 2
Denise Hughes
24:50
hello from Idaho
Hans Petermann
24:54
Hola from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Nayarit Mexico
Nora Gray
25:30
hello from Montana
John Leonard
25:39
Hello from Chicago, 65 degrees today!
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
26:05
Hello Everyone. All attendees are on mute and off camera.
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
26:17
We have a wonderful turnout tonight!
Janet Millenson
26:50
Kathy, how many people signed up?
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
26:51
The CBC website is here: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count
Faye McAdams Hands
27:05
Welcome from rainy Belair (Western), Washington. Anyone need any extra rain?
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
27:11
Janet - 347 people signed up.
Michael Toole
27:11
Hello all from Warren, PA
Holley Kline
27:33
Winnemucca NV will take some of that rain!
Faye McAdams Hands
27:50
It’s yours!!!
Janet Millenson
28:42
347? Wow!
Trevor Lloyd-Evans
28:50
Best wishes to all our Central American birder friends affected by these multiple hurricane disasters
Janice Jorgensen
29:57
Puerto Lara, Darien CBC will be held January 5, 2021. Our 3rd CBC in the Darien in a Wounaan community.
Sally Stein
31:45
thank you
Zac Cota
32:48
My plan is to divide sectors into solo walking routes. This would provide great coverage, but will be very different effort/data wise than previous years
Roberta Manian
32:56
do we need participants to sign any type of waiver?
Zac Cota
33:28
You mentioned that might be interesting, but also tricky in terms of comparison. How far off can we go from previous count effort?
Robert Clark
33:56
If parties have drastically reduced, would you allow some counting on a second day? Indicate it as c/w?
Ricky Taylor
34:15
Are you keeping a register of canceled circles? Who do we need to notify at NAS of cancellation?
Holley Kline
34:45
Not a question, but just wanted to toss this out there for others to think about...I'm in a rural "city" and have asked for only local volunteers from the county participate
Janet Millenson
34:58
Geoff, if we follow that guideline to "still consider [a split-up territory] to be one party," how do you calculate party-hours if one person spends, say, four hours in the field, and another person spends two?
Bob Stymeist
36:36
should we discourage brand new participants who are signing on for their first CBC
Lorraine Kilmartin
36:54
I’m also in a rural area and small club, so we have limited participation to those who took part in the count in the last two years (people we know, trust)
Tonya Selby
37:10
Birding is one of the most socially distancing friendly activities out there! People
Tonya Selby
37:15
just need to be responsible.
Rebecca Coulter
37:29
We usually have up to 250 participants—this is a big issue for us.
Faye McAdams Hands
37:39
If you do cancel nation-wide, how/when will you let us know?
Steve Hampton
37:42
We are trying to achieve the same coverage but just with teams of 1-2 people, by invite only.
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
40:02
A few questions on signing a waiver - no requirement to ask participants to sign a waiver.
Janice Jorgensen
40:09
Quabbin count is January 2
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
41:04
Compilation gatherings can be done virtually on Zoom. There are free zoom accounts or other similar tools you can use for that.
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
41:33
Checklist order will be same as before, not updated yet.
Wendy Rihner
41:35
Stupid question. Does “No new participants” mean folks who have never before participated in previous counts?
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
42:47
If because of COVID the CBC gets cancelled in the US, we will email compilers.
Steve Hampton
43:23
how do you get to the map page?
Lisa Clements
43:40
thanks for that information Kathy, it will be good to know from you guys if “you” cancel the CBC. this will NOT happen. (lol)
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
43:41
"No New participants" means you are not open to receiving participants who are new to your circles.
Rebecca Coulter
43:48
Is the checklist update in the works??
Ricky Taylor
44:00
If we have canceled, do we leave the date blank?
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
44:22
Yes, Ricky - you can leave the date off
Lucy Cairns
46:02
To share the online ESRI map with our sectors drawn on it with my participants, must they sign in using my (compiler) email? I don't see any other way to get them access to that map.
Janice Jorgensen
46:22
how do we get to the trend viewer?\
Geoff LeBaron (he/him/his)
47:00
I can show you how to get to the trend viewer after Tim is done
Pat Gordon
47:10
Will there be a copy of this pp for us to share?
Tim Johnson
47:38
Is the raw count adjusted by team/hours, as in the past?
Tim Johnson
48:36
or "party hours" that is.
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
48:38
Ricky - also you do not have to let us know, but putting the fact that your circle is canceled into the compiler comments will show on the public map so others will know.
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
49:20
To share the sector map with your participants you can use the print function and send them the printed map
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
50:17
Hi Tim - yes, the data are always effort adjusted.
Tim Johnson
50:41
Are the species counts adjusted by any other variables besides party hours, such as weather?
Geoff LeBaron (he/him/his)
51:20
Hi Vishnu yes, even if we have to officially cancel things here you'll be able to enter your data from Trinidad.
Lucy Cairns
52:48
We have 15 sectors in our circle, Kathy, and printing the entire map does not allow one to see the street names, landmarks, etc that illuminate the sector boundaries. When I select a sector and try to print it, the zoom steps are so large that the resulting map is either too zoomed out to see the streets etc or so close that pieces of the sector are chopped off. I wish the zoom function was continuous.
Lucy Cairns
55:00
This year I sent the sector maps in multiple pieces when necessary, and the team leaders have reacted very positively, so it's not a big problem. But I wondered if I was missing another way to share. Thanks for the info.
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
55:27
Hi Steve - yes, the CBC trend data are available to anyone and can be downloaded through the screen Tim is showing.
Jayne Johnston
56:02
Question: what parameters are weighed in determining if a trend exists?
Tim Johnson
56:38
The Trends Viewer is a very nice additional Thanks.
Janice Jorgensen
57:01
When will you include Central America?
Tonya Selby
57:16
this is incredible! thank you!!
Robert Clark
58:36
Can you drill down to state or even circle. Also, where can we access Archives?
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
59:03
The CBC Trends viewer is on the public CBC web site so it is available to everyone.
Kathanne Lynch
59:05
“Observer Variability” we have the same people, but they are not able to talk to each other.
Lucy Cairns
01:03:13
The Field Form spreadsheet I send to team leaders includes the weather report data. Is it OK to simply do one report myself, as compiler, for our entire circle?
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
01:03:56
Hi Paul - not we are not thinking of canceling it at this time but if we find we must in the future, we will email compilers.
Janice Jorgensen
01:04:16
usually people bring their bird lists to a compilation meeting.. are there any CBCs using google forms or other methods being developed to compile the data ?
Candace Larson
01:04:49
How are you dealing with feeder watcher data?
Tim Johnson
01:04:58
In addition to party hours, what other variables are used to make effort adjustments?
Pat Gordon
01:05:53
Is the 120th summary available yet?
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
01:06:43
Hi Ken, yes, it is being recorded.
Kathy Dale (she/her/hers)
01:08:39
The new CBC Trends Viewer can be found on this page: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/where-have-all-birds-gone
Zac Cota
01:09:42
What is the effort is dramatically different? I’m excited to have a primarily walking count, but the data will be very different.
Tim Johnson
01:10:20
This is very confusing. It's going to be vary hard to explain this to our participants.
Zac Cota
01:10:40
Thanks for helping provide clarity! I just don’t want to mess with the data set
Dick Lamster
01:11:07
When will the 2019results be ready to view?
Rebecca Coulter
01:11:16
A written guide will be excellent—thank you!
Kathanne Lynch
01:11:21
“Observer Variability” is my greatest concern. We will have same EFFORT but not the access to our experienced birders giving us the correct species or finding the birds in the habitat.
Tim Johnson
01:11:39
I suggest that you recommend to try to stick with the same number of teams, event if you have to downsize the participants per team.
Steve Hampton
01:11:40
it's a weird year here because 60% of our count circle burned to the ground.
Wendy Rihner
01:11:49
I would assume the yard counters’ data, etc. remain the same.
Tim Johnson
01:12:35
Are feeder count statistics included in the trends?
Rebecca Coulter
01:13:45
Yes, feeder/yard effort will be much higher this year for us
Robert Clark
01:15:32
Can you comment on any effort to somehow integrate eBird with CBC so that the eBird tool can be used to report on count areas and circles?
Janet Millenson
01:15:33
@Steve Hampton - Yikes! Good luck to all of you. Put "phoenix" on your species list?
Jayne Johnston
01:15:43
Pardon me if this virtual meeting has happened in years past, but I am joining for the first time and love it! I hope we can do it every year Covid or not! Thank you!
Candace Larson
01:16:13
When can we expect an updated data entry tool?
Rebecca Coulter
01:16:31
I just want to applaud this group for getting us together…something I’ve been wanting for many years. We have lots of wisdom to share, with you and with each other!
Tim Johnson
01:16:39
Does count week counts get included in the trends?
Tim Johnson
01:16:57
The data entry tool works well for me.
Kenneth Hinton
01:17:09
Thanks ya’ll!!
Nancy Howell
01:17:27
Thank you panelists for your information. Maybe this gathering can be done each year. Appreciated.
Annie Dunn
01:17:27
Thank you for creating this event!
Ricky Taylor
01:17:27
Thanks for conducting the webinar. Please do this again next year!
Lisa Clements
01:17:32
THANK YOU !!!
Mike Unger
01:17:32
Thanks.
Janice Jorgensen
01:17:34
This is great to get us together. Thank you
Wilmer Shiguango
01:17:36
hello my name is wilmer, compiler of two audubon circles in the amazon of ecuador, my english is not so clear, sorry, nice to be in this meeting
Candace Larson
01:17:41
Thanks, y'all, for all your hard work. Wish us luck!
Barbara Brueggeman
01:17:43
Thank you so much!
Holley Kline
01:17:47
Thank you!
Nicholas Martin
01:17:47
Thank you all!
Tim Johnson
01:17:48
Great job. Thanks for doing this!!!!!
Richard Edgington
01:17:49
This was very helpful!
Mike Winslow
01:17:51
thank you all
Zac Cota
01:17:53
Thank you all for giving us the guidance needed to make CBC a success!
Janet Millenson
01:17:56
Very worthwhile session; thanks!
Ann Puffer
01:17:56
thank you for this
Faye McAdams Hands
01:17:57
How many People???
Michael Brown
01:17:59
Thank you !!!
John Bellmon
01:18:03
Thank you for all of your help!
Lucy Cairns
01:18:03
This has indeed been extremely helpful, and I hope it will be an annual event.
James Wheat
01:18:10
Let’s do more of these. Can we set up a “Google Group” for us all to share best practices and ask questions?
Martin Blagdurn
01:18:11
how many of us are there ?
George Ruby
01:18:13
George in Pendleton Oregon - thank you, good presentation.
Michael Bochnik
01:18:14
I would like to see more of these meetings in the future.
Tim Johnson
01:18:15
Thank you Geoff.
Jack Stewart
01:18:16
Wonderful to hear the details. Thank you Audubon
Jeanette Kelly
01:18:17
Thank you so much. Please continue in the future.
Michael Yuan
01:18:21
this was very helpful. hope you can consider using in non-covid times (jah willing)
Laura Lara
01:18:25
Thank you!!!
Bob Stymeist
01:18:36
from Boston CBC, thanks
Eric Howe
01:18:47
Thank you!
Benjamin Rivera
01:18:48
Thank you Audubon
James Wheat
01:18:50
Thanks all!
Steve Hampton
01:18:51
think carefully about having compilers lump parties-- compliance will be erratic and hours will self correct.