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Bates Hole Christmas Bird Count
January 1, 2023Free
The weather report for January 1, 2023 is not good. There is a chance we might have to postpone the count or change how we do it. We will make the decision in the morning based on what the weather actually is. If you want to join us, it would be best to talk to us, or be willing to drive to the Two-Bar Ranch and then drive back. Stacey Scott (307-262-0055) will be owling in the morning so you can call anytime. Some of the areas don’t have cell service, so I might have to call you back.
The Bates Hole Christmas Bird Count is January 1, 2023. Meet at Charlie Scott’s house at 7:30 AM and be prepared for walking in the cold. We will split up into various groups for the morning, meet back at Charlie’s about noon, then go different places in the afternoon. Because of the way we split up the groups, you can easily go for either half day. This is one of few actually rural counts in the country, so is different than most counts. We will have a supper after the count when we compile the results. Casper is normally windy, cold and generally not very pleasant on January 1. Bates Hole is usually calm, sunny and very nice. If there has been a recent snow, the snow will be sitting on top of the grass and sagebrushes and very pretty. It can be colder than Casper, but the sun and no wind make it much nicer to be outside. If you want to go owling, or have any questions, please Call Stacey Scott at 307-262-0055 or Charlie Scott at 307-473-2512. Also, for planning purposes it is nice to know who will show up, but if you wake up and want to get out of the wind just come on out.