I am assuming all regional (local) leaders will be doing the Bigfork CBC once again. If you were a regional (local) leader last year, and are not participating in the Bigfork CBC this year, please let me know. I will be sending out the Bigfork CBC packets with bird checklists and maps of your respective sub-regions during the first week of December. If there are multiple people in your regions, you can organize your plan of coverage, or just caravan. All volunteers are welcome! I will meet any interested birders in the parking lot of Flathead Lake Brewery at 8am on Saturday, December 16th (day of Bigfork CBC).

After the count, we will meet at Dave Manuwal’s house between 5-5:30pm for a potluck dinner and unofficial bird countdown. Please return your packets with the map and bird checklists ASAP after the count so I can tally the results. You can either return them by mail (asap), email them to me (but return the maps), or drop the bird lists in my mailbox on Riverside Rd. (95 Hash Mtn. View); it’s about one mile south of Creston on Riverside Rd., on the corner of Obryan Lane.

Directions to David Manuwal’s house:
We are about five miles north of Bigfork and two-and-a-half miles south of Creston. Turn off Highway 35 at Lupine Ridge Rd. which is near a curve in the highway. Go down Lupine Ridge until you encounter Meadowlark Ridge Rd. on the right. Turn and go to the last house (yellow) on the left. That’s us: 85 Meadowlark Ridge Rd., 406-257-1471.

Good birding,
Craig Hohenberger (Compiler)
Email:  asoleado2003@yahoo.com
My mailing address: PO Box 5021, Bigfork, MT 59911