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What a bargain! The chili was great last year! If the birding wasn't so great (wasn't it a record breaking year?), I'd come just for the chili and tip the cooks.

Ethan Duke
Marshall, MO


On 13 Dec 2011, at 6:21 PM, Edge wrote:

> Participants in the Columbia Christmas Bird Count are shown appreciation for their effort.  The Columbia Audubon Society pays the $5 participation fee.  And then we get it back by charging $6 for the chili supper/count session!
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> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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> On Dec 13, 2011, at 4:57 PM, June Newman wrote:
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>> In about 1997 or 1998, substituting in a biology classroom at Lawrence High (Kansas),  I overheard Dr Stan Roth soliciting participants for something called a Christmas Bird Count, and I signed on, something like buying a pig in a poke.  The high on count day was 11 degrees at Camp Naish, Bonner Springs, KS.   I remember Dr. Roth navigated that rugged, snowy terrain at a brisk pace,  as nearly like the crow flies as possible---seemingly oblivious to trails.  My only specific bird recollection is of a little brown bird hopping along a bit of open water in a creek.  Stan called out "Winter Wren."  I'd never even heard of it!  But that little wren and a troop of hardy, friendly birders drew me in and hooked me. 
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>> You do not have to have experience or expertise to participate!  Find a count nearby, or in a place you'd like to visit.  Contact the compiler ahead of time to facilitate planning and show up.   It's a wonderful introduction to a group of people and their passion for birds.
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>> Here is one list of 27 circles in Missouri:
>> https://netapp.audubon.org/cbcregistration/
>> There may be others.  
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>> Each participant pays $5 to help cover administrative costs. 
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>> Email me if you need more help. 
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>> June Newman
>> Carrollton, MO
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