Little Lakes Christmas Bird Count, Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

White-winged Crossbill, Honeoye, NY (© D. Sherony)

This year marks the 118th count nationwide and the 66th count for the area.  The count day is Saturday, December 23, 2017.  Birds seen during the count week of December 20 to December 26 may be called in to the leaders for inclusion in the tally.  The center of the 15 mile diameter circle is the outlet of Hemlock Lake, at the north end of the lake.  The circle includes all of Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, and Honeoye Lakes and large area to the north.  The dividing line between the lakes is the height of land between the lakes.  It is important for the coverage in each of the 5 areas to be as consistent as possible, year to year, for meaningful evaluation of the count area.  Your participation in this worthy endeavor would be greatly appreciated.  New birders can be paired up with experienced birders.  If you are interested, contact one of the leaders.

The afternoon compiling meeting will be held at 4:30pm at the American Hotel, located at the SE corner of Routes 5 & 20 in the village of Lima.  As an expression of our appreciation for letting us meet at this location, please order something from the menu.  They are known for their tasty soups.

Pat Martin, Compiler.
Home: 582-2761, Cell 301-5485

Little Lakes CBC areas and leaders are as follows:
Conesus Lake – Jim Kimball  243-0316
Hemlock Lake – Bill Howe  505-238-1908
Canadice Lake – Phil Opdycke  385-6189
Honeoye Lake – Bob Spahn  671-5690
Northern AreaGreg Lawrence  730-2553

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