On January 17, 2015, local birders will visit lakes, rivers and shorelines to count waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans, loons, grebes, etc.). NYSOA has conducted this survey annually since 1955. Results are published late in the year in The Kingbird.
In most years, more than a quarter of a million birds are tallied. In addition to being an enjoyable outing, DEC has acknowledged this to be a useful survey for long-term monitoring of waterfowl populations wintering in New York.
If you would like to participate, or want more information, contact Bob Spahn (671-5690 or firstname.lastname@example.org).