CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
Most group field trips are canceled until further notice. Some, such as the May Count, are able to proceed with special modifications. We will continue to asses the situation and update this space accordingly. Going outside and enjoying nature is a great way to relieve stress and pass these trying times. We encourage you to do so while practicing responsible social distancing.
Our in-person meetings at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens have been suspended until the University allows gatherings to take place. To view our online Zoom programs, you will need access to an internet-capable computer, phone, or similar device. An announcement of the web address to view the program will be on our web site, Facebook page, and on the Birders email list a few days before the program. We may also add more online programs for July and August, which will be announced on the same internet platforms.
Washtenaw County May Count
Saturday, May 08, 2021
With spring finally here, birders’ thoughts turn to spring birding. As you think about the ways you will bird in the county this spring, please consider participating in the Washtenaw County May Count, on International Migratory Bird Day.
Juliet Berger is the Compiler for this informal count. The Compiler divides the county into townships, each of which has an Area Leader. Leaders recruit additional volunteers to count birds throughout their area. For names and contact information for the Compiler and the Area Leaders, visit our website (check back here), and please consider volunteering.
This year, the May Count will continue to be a Washtenaw County only event, as our state wide compilers have retired. All Washtenaw County birders are welcome to bird all or part of the day. We will post detailed instructions right here on count day logistics. Please check back here for more information about how to participate as the date gets closer.
Please contact an Area Leader or the Compiler to help out!
NEW AND UPDATED FOR 2021! Please see these new documents describing the count procedures:
Washtenaw County Coordinator/Compiler: Juliet Berger
Area Leaders (click names for contact details)
|Township||Area Leader||eBird Username|
|Lima & Freedom||Jim Law||WasMayCount-Fre|
|Salem & Superior||Dan Thiry||
|York, Augusta, & Northfield||Greg Jacks||
|Pittsfield & Ypsilanti||Mike Sefton||
|Bridgewater & Saline||Roger Wykes||
|Ann Arbor||Juliet Berger||WasMayCount-Ann|
|Lyndon & Sylvan||John Mills||
Minors traveling on Washtenaw Audubon Society field trips without a parent or guardian must bring with them a completed and signed copy of the consent form available by clicking here: Field Trip Permission, Medical Release, and Waiver of Liability (PDF)