Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count

Eastern Kingbird Eastern Kingbird -Photo by Norm Budnitz

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have cancelled this year’s spring count.

This was a difficult choice, but we decided to call off the Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count this year. Here’s what has gone into the decision:

  • The following areas around the lake have been closed: Vista Point, Parker’s, Seaforth beach area, Ebenezer day use area, Crosswinds and Poplar Point campgrounds. These areas take a huge bite out of our count circle.
  • Many of the count areas are best covered by driving along roads and stopping at key places to count. If counters were to abide by the 6′ social distance rule, each team member would need to drive in his or her own vehicle. Parking multiple vehicles along roadsides could be dangerous.
  • Although some areas of the count circle could be covered by 1 or 2 people keeping careful spacing, we worry that this could still leave people open to contagion if they are not careful.

Let’s hope that we can be up and running again in January for the next Christmas Count.

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