Observers: Chris Howard
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Time: 04:56 PM
Here are a couple things Eastern Sierra Birders should know about:
1) BISHOP SEWER POND ACCESS
The management at the Bishop Sewer Ponds requests that all birders call (760) 873-5863 and leave a message for Andy Boyd or Bob Dews. Give your name and the day and approximate time you
want to bird the sewer ponds. This is NOT to ask permission as they have said that they want birders out there but to allow them to know who is in the ponds as they have had some problems.
If you see any hunters you are asked to call 873-5866 as they are not allowed in the sewer ponds. Signs are posted to that effect. The staff is VERY positive about keeping the ponds open to birders so
it is in all our best interests to work with them on this.
The Bishop Sewer Ponds are generally accessible 7:30AM - 4:00PM Monday - Saturday and closed Sundays. The gates are locked and the ponds are inaccessible when treatment plant
staff are not there. Caution: You will get locked in the ponds if you stay in the pond area after staff has left.
2) CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS
- Saturday, December 14th, 2002 - contact
Chris Howard at 873-7422
- Pretrip meeting on Thursday, Dec 12th - 7:00PM at Chris and Rosie's house, 1763 Zuni Circle (off Shoshone, in Meadowcreek subdivision). In
this game-planning session, we'll break the CBC "pie" into pieces
and contemplate strategies. Everyone interested is invited to
Lone Pine CBC
- Saturday, December 14th, 2002 - contact Mike Prather at 876-5807 or email@example.com
Death Valley CBC
- Monday, December 16th, 2002 - Furnace Creek Ranch - contact Mike Prather
at 876-5807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mono Basin CBC
- Saturday, January 4th, 2003 - All ages and levels of experience are welcome. There are a variety
of routes ranging from high altitude possibly skiing routes as well as a canoe route on the lake and islands. We will be having a strategy meeting the
evening before, Friday January 3rd, at the PRBO field station in Mono City. People that are traveling from distances are more than welcome to stay the
evening before and after the count. We will conclude the count with a Countdown dinner at the field station after sun down. For more information or
to RSVP please email River Gates or Chris Mc Creedy at email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org, respectively. Or call 760 647 6109.