Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Bird Count December 15th

December 15th is Kings County's Xmas count. As always, in the spirit of fun and citizen science, field trip leaders need help in some areas. Most times, help is needed for Prospect, Brooklyn Botanic Garden , Greenwood Cemetery, Floyd Bennett. Below is a note from Heidi Steiner, the recruiter for the teams whom you can ask where help is most needed. If you are aiming for Prospect Park for either two teams, you can contact me . One team starts from Grand Army Plaza entrance (Paul Keim ) , the other team down by Prospect Park Southwest Ave at Vanderbilt Street ( opposite the pizza place) (Peter D)

Count dinner is at the Audubon Center in Prospect. The dinner setup needs volunteers.let me know if you wish  assisting here.

Heres the website info followed by Heidi's note

Saturday, December 15th, 113th Christmas Bird Census

Website details

Teams Coordinator: Heidi Steiner-Nanz (718) 369-2116 (call early eve before 8 pm) or email (  for Prospect Park, contact Peter Dorosh,

Compiler: Rick Cech, Assisted by Paul Keim

Comments: Coordinator assigns trip leaders and participants, assimilating teams and establishing starting points with team leaders. Please call as early as possible for participation in this great event. The count dinner should be held at the Prospect Park Audubon Center. Help and assistance is needed for dinner setup, email Peter at to offer help and get details. The $5 donation required for the event is WAIVED, no longer collected.
Heidi's note

Hello All,

This year the Brooklyn Christmas Count is on Saturday, December 15th.

The count dinner will follow at the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

Good news! This year the Annual Audubon Christmas Count is now free and there is no money to collect!

We still will be collecting voluntary contributions but it is one less thing to think about.

Hope everyone has had a good year.

Thank you,



Prospect Park Peter Dorosh

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Nancy Tim

Greenwood Cemetery Janet Schumacher

Brooklyn Heights/Red Hook Janet Zinn

Owl's Head Joe Giunta

Marine Park Glen Davis

Floyd Bennett Field Ron Bourque

Bergen Beach Scott Whittle

Spring Creek Bob Machover

Jamaica Bay Steve Walter

Riis/Tilden Shane Blodgett

Breezy Point Rick Cech