Thanks Larry!  After searching the ASM website for NAMC data, as far as I
can tell, Platte and Jackson Counties have only conducted (between the two
of them) 5 NAMCs in the past 10 years.  So I'll renew my request for
wonderful, willing, and able volunteers to help us with Wings Over Weston on
May 14th.  Leading bird walks, helping scouts work towards their Bird Study
Merit Badges, and opening up the world of birding to new and potential
members and birders certainly has its rewards doesn't it?

Thank you everyone!  


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From: Larry Lade [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:51 PM
To: SecretaryChristine Kline
Subject: Re: Wings Over Weston-Scheduling


Christine, there was a count scheduled in 2010 but apparently it was not
conducted as there are no birds reported on their count day. Ruth Simmons
name is given as the compiler for that county. This information can be found
on the ASM Website.

Larry Lade

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From: Christine Kline, Secretary <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Wings Over Weston-Scheduling
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 11:44 AM

When we first chose the dates for Wings Over Weston last year, the committee
was unaware that there was such a thing as the North American Migratory Bird
Count.  This year, because Burroughs Audubon is hosting ASM the first
weekend and Mother's Day is May 8th, we chose the following weekend (May 14)
for Wings Over Weston.  (Mother's Day affected our number of volunteers.)
I understand and respect everyone's view and Edge is correct that spring is
frantic and we are bound to have activities that overlap.  As Wings Over
Weston continues to grow, and as long as two other state agencies are
joining with National Audubon / Burroughs Audubon we plan for it to be a
yearly event.  It's wonderful to have support, from all levels, from the
Missouri State Parks, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the
Missouri Department of Conservation.  We also have sponsorship from KCPL,
Platte County Parks and Recreation, the City of Weston, and more.  A birding
festival that opens up the world of birding to those who have never
experienced it encourages more membership and a love for birding.  This is
quite an advantage for all of us.  Having IMBD as a catalyst helps even more
as we reach out to non-birders.


So, I'd like to ask two questions.  How does the NAMC work / how many hours
does it last and is there a way to incorporate the NAMC so that Weston Bend
and the Iatan/Weston River Corridor IBA can be included?  Who oversees the
NAMC for Platte County?


Christine Kline, Board Member ~ Burroughs Audubon and Friends of Squaw Creek

Pleasant Hill, MO ~ Cass County

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From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Edge
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:49 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Wings Over Weston-Scheduling


I echo Steve's regret at the date chosen for this event.


Clearly, the birding community needs to communicate more clearly, especially
when different elements draw up calendars.


Perhaps we could have a feature on the ASM web page that is a CALENDAR of
BIRDING-RELATED EVENTS.  As each group schedules an event (Migration Day,
ASM Spring Meeting, Audubon Missouri trip, Christmas Bird Count, Day with
Wildlife, Wings over Weston, Audubon Chapter Field Trips, etc., these events
could be placed on the calendar.


Groups or individuals working to schedule an event or a field trip could
easily check this resource before setting a date.  Some conflicts are
inevitable, especially with the frantic activity of Spring, but some major
overlaps could and should be avoided.


Edge Wade

Columbia, MO

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On Apr 20, 2011, at 9:17 PM, Dianne & Steve Kinder wrote:


It is unfortunate that this is same day as the North American Migration
Count which some of us have been doing for many years. This is an important
census of resident and migrating birds done on the second Saturday of May
every year.
 Steve Kinder



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