Monday, December 11, 2017

Laramie Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count season is upon us! A CBC is a great way to get out and socialize with other birders while collecting valuable data, and is fun for both veteran and novice birders. Check out Audubon's CBC site to learn more about how the CBC works and to explore data from past counts.

The 40th annual Laramie CBC will be held on Saturday, December 16. Shay Howlin is the compiler for the Laramie count; if you have any questions, please direct them to her at

Meet at Coal Creek Coffee downtown at 7:30 am to get your area and birding buddy assignments. Alternatively, call Shay ahead of time at 307-286-1972 for details. If you are new to CBCs, Shay can pair you with a more experienced birder--just let her know that you're interested the count but would like some help! We will meet up again at The Grounds Internet Cafe at noon to compile morning reports and regroup those who want to keep birding in the afternoon.

You should wear warm, layered clothing and boots, and bring water, snacks and binoculars if you have them. Feeder watchers are also welcome.  Volunteers are invited to a chili supper where results will be compiled beginning at 4 pm the home of Shay Howlin. Potluck items welcome, but not required.  Please contact Shay Howlin if you would like to be assigned a route early, would like forms for feeder watching, or have any questions!

Gray Jay

Board meeting

Sorry for the short notice, but we will hold a board meeting today at 5 pm in the second floor conference room of the Berry Center. Our board meetings are open to the public; if you would like to see the inner workings of LAS, feel free to attend!