Chris Brown, CMBO Swing Counter, stopped in this afternoon and mentioned the Avalon Sea Watch needs to average about 2,000 birds a day from now until it ends December 22 to reach ONE MILLION BIRDS! If it happens, this will be the first time ever the official count (conducted September 22 to December 22) will reach one million, although certainly over one million birds pass Avalon during the entire fall, i.e. including birds before and after the official count.
Despite the possibility of inclement weather, CMBO's Harlequin Romance trip to Barnegat Light this Saturday will go as scheduled. The trip requires pre-registration and is full.
There are a few spots still open on the January 5 Techniques of Field Observation Workshop, led by Michael O'Brien and Louise Zemaitis. Techniques is a great workshop for birders at any level to jump start their field skills. For information on this and other 2008 workshops, check http://www.birdcapemay.org/school.php.