[Tweeters] "SeaBC" Sea Bird Count Event

Dan Victor dvictor06 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 22 15:01:54 PST 2011

From Diana Doyle <diana at managingthewaterway.com>

The following post has been approved by the list owner as a non-commercial announcement about an upcoming bird conservation event.

Go SeaBC Birding with a Boater this December!

Have a friend with a seaworthy sailboat, sportfish or trawler? Convince them to take you out for a sail or motor for the inaugural "SeaBC" Sea Bird Count! It’s like a Christmas Bird Count (CBC) or backyard bird count, but where you count birds at sea. Choose your weather day in December and count all the birds you see for a few hours or an entire day.

The SeaBC was created to raise awareness among boaters from around the world to record their seabird observations. The organizers are a group of long-distance sailors from around the world who are also birders. Several of the cruising rallies (such as the ARC, Caribbean 1500 and Baja Ha-Ha) are encouraging participation by their fleet boats.

The central clearinghouse for the data will be Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird website.

For additional information and tally sheets, go to Facebook.com/Birding.Aboard and select "SeaBC/Resources", or email info <at> birdingaboard.com.

You may be a landlubber, but if you know birds, team up with a boating friend to add to the count! Or count from this winter's yacht charter or cruise!

Diana Doyle
St. Augustine, FL
diana at managingthewaterway.com

Dan Victor, Wallingford District, Seattle
dcv at scn dot org

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