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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To volunteer, please contact Christine Kline at [log in to unmask] or 816-540-3515. 

 


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 NWR

Pleasant Hill, MO ~ Cass County

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(816) 540-3515 or (816) 824-1074

www.squawcreek.org and www.burroughs.org

 


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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