123rd  AUDUBON CBC presents

   Laguna Atascosa Christmas Bird Count (TXLA)

   Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022

NEW PARTICIPANTS
Need to apply for positions available

RETURNING LEADERS/TEAMS
need to confirm your area ASAP


CONTACT: Cathy Harrington
EMAIL: TXLAcbc@flanwr.org
PHONE: 512.410.1360

REFUGE RANGER: Georgie Garcia
EMAIL: george_garcia@fws.gov
PHONE: (956) 244-2019


As leaders are confirmed, the Area List to the right will be assigned. If needs arise to fill openings it will be marked as needed.


REGISTRATION

UPDATES & IMPORTANT NOTES

If you want to scout your refuge area, Please contact Ranger Georgie Garcia for scheduling access. 

I encourage all to review the TEXAS STANDARDS
Not all of it will apply to your tasks. Some focus on the COMPLIER duties. Even those may help in knowing why certain details are so important.

It will Answer many questions and save us from having to seek corrections after the fact. I will be sending out some TIPS in the weeks leading up to the event that may help understand the correct procedures to handle EFFORT & RARE BIRD ID.

MERLIN BIRD ID APP
This app has become popular with many birders possessing one. National Audubon has not posted guidelines, yet. We are not going to approve an unusual bird report if identification was based solely on the identification made by Merlin.

AREA NOTES
Review the maps for most information.

Unit areas are on Refuge Property and the roads require a high clearance vehicle to access. The FWS will no longer allow government vehicle use. We need leaders that are familiar with the routes. 

The Visitor Center has multiple feeder stations. Coverage can be separated from the trails if needed. 

Cactus Creek has feeders and trails. Mary Jo will manage both for the CCR team.

Adolph Thomae Jr County Park is included in Area Arroyo. You will need the proper credentials from Ranger Georgi Garcia for access without fee.

LAST YEAR FINAL RESULTS

 final summary 2021 (PDF copy)
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME & TALENT.

Despite the challenges encountered, y'all stepped up and masterfully accomplished impressive numbers again this year.

163 Species, 99591 Birds, 21 Participants, 80.5 hours

AUDUBON CBC INFORMATION

TXLA CBC PACKET DOWNLOAD
The following document links will print what you need. Be sure to make enough copies should you split the area or also count feeders.

If you can't print, contact Georgie and make arrangements to pick up your packet at the Refuge prior to the count day.

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