[CT Birds] "SeaBC" Sea Bird Count Event

Diana Doyle diana at managingthewaterway.com
Wed Nov 7 10:54:03 EST 2012

I'd like to encourage fellow birders to participate in this year's "SeaBC" Sea Bird Count. You can participate in November, December or January. Hitch a coastal or offshore ride with a sailing or fishing buddy, or count while chartering or taking a cruise.

This citizen science project, in its second year, is organized by a group of nine long-distance birding sailors from around the world, including Wendy Clarke, Diana Doyle, Brenda Free, Yvonne Katchor, Beth Leonard, Katharine Lowrie, Devi Sharp, Jeanne Socrates, and Dorothy Wadlow.

Last year's inaugural count spanned 100º of latitude, from Maine to Antarctica. The Caribbean 1500, Baja Ha-Ha, Salty Dog Rally, Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), Seven Seas Cruising Association, Island Cruising Association, Ocean Cruising Club, and many other organizations have adopted the project and helped spread the word to their fleets.

This year we are encouraging participants to take digital photos of any seabirds. All data goes to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird database (www.ebird.org).

An instruction/tally sheet and additional information are available on the community page at Facebook.com/Birding.Aboard (under SeaBC/Resources), or by direct PDF download at: http://tinyurl.com/SeaBC-TallySheet.

Please join the count in any way you can and contribute much-needed information about pelagic birds!

Diana Doyle
m/v Semi-Local
St. Augustine, Florida


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