The China Lake Christmas Bird Count, compiled by Peter Woodman, will be as usual the first Sunday of the count period. The date is Sunday, December 17. Gather at the County Park, and bring a lunch. We meet at noon to reconnoiter and plan the afternoon. To sign up, contact Peter at (760) 861-3961, or email him at email@example.com
A complete list of California Counts, their dates and contacts may be found on Alison Sheehey’s website, at http://natureali.org/cbcs.htm .
Ali has also been hard at work updating the Kern County checklist of bird species to reflect changes in American Ornithologlsts’ Union taxa, and to include newly extant species, including Barred Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, and Scaly-breasted Munia. That list may be found at http://natureali.org/kernbirdchecklist.htm .