During my scoping of what is going on with the annual migratory bird count, I did contact Mr. Rogles. At last word he did not know for sure what the latest circumstances are, but I understood he would try to find out. The International Migratory Bird Day organization is not sponsoring or collecting any count data. It was by direct contact with them that they encouraged us make counts as a positive educational activity, and to let them know about our activity. There is no longer any "specified count" day as originally designed. Our local chapter does plan to record our field trip counts conducted during what we believe to be the migratory period, and we plan to make those reports to eBirds.
It is unfortunate that there has not been any information forth coming to help all of us to sort through what to all us seems to be an important effort. At least, until something comes along to direct us differently, we plan to go forward using the eBird process.
On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Linda Williams <[log in to unmask]>
So, we've been doing county "NAMC" counts for years and plan on it again this year, the results are on the ASM/MOBIRDS website, and they are being reported to Dave Rogles. I guess the question then is, who has Dave been reporting them to?
The Environment for the Americas website doesn't say anything about county migratory bird counts that I have found yet. On the "About" page it says something about "complete our surveys" but that refers to the type of survey where they are gathering feedback about IMBD activities and educational needs, not bird counts. They want you to add information to their Resource Index/Directory, but there's nothing there about bird counts either.
EFTA is a great organization and is working hard to promote bird conservation with educational activities and festivals, but I'm still confused about the former NAMC counting and others may be as well.
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