Volunteer Outside

ASC Christmas Bird Count 2018

Photo: Doug German
December 14, 2018
Hilton Head Island

Location: Hilton Head Island
Compiler: Susan Murphy
Email: murphy3733@roadrunner.com

All levels of birders are welcome! Contact Susan Murphy at HHICBC@gmail.com. For more information, view the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society website at: www.hiltonheadaudubon.org. Also on the website, read the Ecobon Newsletter (go to Publication/Newsletter).

December 15, 2018

Location: Columbia
Compiler: Steve Dennis
Email: steve.c.dennis@gmail.com

Info: eastman@cse.sc.edu (Caroline Eastman). You may count any part of the day or night. Please be reasonable and judicious with attractant noises. Please record separately miles driven and walked, and separately hours driven and walked. If owling or boating, please record separately. All are welcome.

December 16, 2018
Congaree Swamp

Location: Congaree Swamp
Compiler: John Grego
Email: jrgrego@sc.rr.com

For those without pre-assigned routes, meet at the Congaree National Park Visitor Center at 7:00 AM

December 16, 2018

Location: Lowcountry
Compiler: Buddy Campbell
Email: blacksnake6@comcast.net

December 17, 2018
Four Holes Swamp

Location: Four Holes Swamp
Compiler: Matthew Johnson
Email: mgjohnson@audubon.org

The Four Holes Swamp Christmas Bird Count occurs on the first Monday within the count period each year. We typically split into 10 teams to cover the 12 sections of our count circle. Each team will have a leader(s) that will organize the logistics for their team on the count day. We welcome any and all new participants to this count! However, since many teams do not meet at the visitor center to start the day, please contact the compiler of this count in advance to get instructions on where to meet. As in past years, we will offer snacks and warm beverages at our center after the count is complete as a small token of our appreciation for volunteering. This is also a great time to recount the highlights of the day with other birders. If you would like to participate in this year’s Four Holes Swamp Christmas Bird Count, please e-mail Matt Johnson (mgjohnson@audubon.org) as soon as possible so that we can place you in a section. We hope you'll join us for this important community science endeavor!

December 19, 2018
North Greenville

Location: North Greenville
Compiler: Denise DuPon
Email: dmdupon@gmail.com

New participants may contact Denise DuPon at 864-320-2854 or ddupon@bellsouth.net to select an assignment. The circle is in the foothill area of NE Greenville County, including Paris Mtn SP and two impoundments. Countdown details are still being worked on.

December 19, 2018
Lower Saluda

Location: Lower Saluda
Compiler: Kent Bedenbaugh
Email: rkbbirder@aol.com

There is no morning meeting, so you will need to contact me to get connected with a field group. I can be contacted at rkbbirder@aol.com Thanks, Kent Bedenbaugh Good Birding! Kent Bedenbaugh rkbbirder@aol.com

December 24, 2018

Location: Aiken
Compiler: Calvin Zippler
Email: zipplerc@bellsouth.net

I need to be called 2 weeks before the count date (Dec. 24th) so, I can assign you to a team. The team leader will call you and set up a meeting time and place. Every team meets and starts at different times and places. We will meet at Shoney's on hwy 19 at 1:00 pm for lunch and then go back out until dark. My phone # is 803 642 2264 call after 6pm. leave a message with your area code and phone number if you don't get me and I will call you back.


December 27, 2018
Litchfield-Pawley’s Island

Location: Litchfield-Pawleys Island
Compiler: Christopher Hill
Email: chill@coastal.edu

I welcome new field participants and feeder watchers (if your feeder is in the count circle). Please call Chris Hill at 843-234-1810 (h) or 843.349.2567 (o) or email me at chill@coastal.edu To see the location of the Litchfield-Pawley's Island Circle, go to this site: http://www.carolinabirdclub.org/christmas/countmap.html and zoom in on the area (mid-SC coast); you can make the circle appear if you click on the red dot for our circle.

December 28, 2018

Location: Spartanburg
Compiler: Lyle Campbell
Email: lcampbell@uscupstate.edu

Count circle is divided into sections and field parties are assigned before count week. Field parties are flexible to set their own hours. Most start soon after dawn. Owling is encouraged in the evening. Yard and feeder watchers are encouraged to participate. Some sections of the circle are minimally covered, and we would welcome new birders, both for field and for yard and feeder watches.

January 4, 2019
Sea Island

Location: Sea Islands
Compiler: Aaron Given
Email: agiven@kiawahisland.org

Please contact Aaron Given at agiven@kiawahisland.org if interesting in the participating in the Sea Islands CBC.

January 5, 2019

Location: Charleston
Compiler: Jennifer Tyrrell
Email: jmccarthey23@gmail.com

Meet at the Mama Brown's BBQ at the US 17N & SC HWY 41 (North of MT. Pleasant) at 7:00 am. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer McCarthey Tyrrell at jtyrrell@audubon.org or Paul Nolan at paul.nolan@citadel.edu.