Saturday, December 21 MVAS Christmas Bird Count: While the meeting for organizing teams is on Wednesday 12/18, the actual bird count is Saturday. Be sure to know your assignments in advance (OK to call Wayne Treers with questions 575-528-8696).
La Luz (December 14) and Caballo Dam (December 28) Christmas Bird Counts are organized by John Douglas and he is the team leader for both. Although not considered officially as MVAS Field trips, we do encourage your participation. Data is analyzed and turned in to Audubon exactly as is done in Las Cruces. If you are interested in participating, John would like you to check with him by the first of December. They can be more challenging physically than the Las Cruces CBC.
Saturday, January 18: Bird walk to follow up with hands on demonstration of techniques for bird surveys after Friday lecture by Amy Erickson, Audubon ornithologist. More details to follow