The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly everything we do during 2020, and the Christmas Bird Count is no exception. Given the risks associated with face-to-face gatherings, The National Audubon Society has given local chapters like CAS the freedom to decide whether to conduct their local count or not. There is a strong sentiment among the CAS membership in favor of holding our count and the Board has agreed to move forward with planning this event.
The Columbia CBC is scheduled for Saturday December 19. We will follow guidelines suggested by NAS to ensure that our count will be a safe, socially distanced event. Of course, we understand that everyone‘s health situation is different, and that some potential counters may opt out for good reason.
Here’s a summary of how the Columbia CBC will be different this year:
(Download this summary as a printable PDF)
Thanks to all the volunteers who help make this event successful and safe!