The idea of the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is to conduct a census of all birds within a designated circle that is 15 miles in diameter during a 24 hour period. The center of the Casper CBC circle is SW of the city of Casper off of Coates Road and was strategically located to sample the various types of habitat in the area. The Casper CBC has been conducted annually since January 2, 1949.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be taking the necessary precautions to keep all of our participants as safe as possible. These precautions include:
- There will be no pre-count organizational meeting nor post-count compilation gathering.
- Social distancing and/or masking will be observed.
- Carpooling only within existing familiar or social groups.
- Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19 guidelines.
All of these practices are familiar to all of us and things that we already observe.
The count will take place on Saturday December 19, 2020. A compilation Zoom meeting will be held that evening beginning at 6:30 PM. Join Zoom Meeting https://natronaschools.zoom.us/j/89431413535?pwd=T1JxaVFZK0RIV3RnOEtpcUZ3bHdlUT09
Meeting ID: 894 3141 3535
If you cannot participate in the Zoom meeting, we can make alternate ways to obtain the count data from you.
We will contact all of the usual participants to try to make sure that we do not have duplication of efforts. If you plan on participating in the Casper count, please contact Bruce Walgren 307-234-7455 or Stacey Scott 307-262-0055
For the Bates Hole count to be conducted on January 1, 2021, please contact Charlie Scott 307-234-2512 or Stacey Scott 307-262-0055.