In accordance with local tradition, the Kalispell Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, Jan. 2nd (two weeks after the Bigfork CBC). Pete Fisher has asked me to re-assume compiler duties now that I am back in the valley, and I agreed to do so, at least this year. Given ongoing Covid concerns, we will not be gathering before or after the count, and I am hoping that most recent participants will once again commit to surveying their typical assigned areas. I will leave it to each of you to decide if you are comfortable with others joining you. I will be putting together packets with the materials I get from Pete well in advance of the count. Please contact me if you want to participate, and we can arrange getting the packets to you.

If others would like to participate, please contact me (see below), and I will do what I can to pair you with (willing) count area leaders. If you live in Kalispell, Evergreen, or the West Valley and have feeders, you may also be able to participate from home.

After the count, I will be contacting each party to arrange the return of the count packets, either by mail or by arranging a meeting.

Happy Holidays, Dan Casey (compiler)

(406) 270-5941