Washtenaw May Count

Washtenaw County May Count

icon date2  Saturday, May 13, 2017
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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 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 on May 13, and report their bird sightings to eBird and their township area leaders. We will have information about how to share your eBird lists with the Washtenaw Audubon Society eBird account. Then, a compiled list will be available for all the birds seen during this 24 hour period. Please check back here for more information about how to participate as the date gets closer.

Please eBird your observation for each location you bird and share your eBird checklist with the user name Washtenaw Audubon Society. To do this, go to a copy of the eBird Checklist and click on "Share w/ Others in Your Party" Then enter Washtenaw Audubon Society and click SHARE.This is a new WAS eBird account. We will be able to quickly and easily compile this year's count in this fashion. For Area Leaders, you may have observers who are not familiar with eBird. If so, please enter their eBird data for them and share with Washtenaw Audubon Society from your own account. Then you can delete it from your account if you are uncomfortable having sightings in your account that you did not actually observe.

Please contact an Area Leader or the Compiler to help out!

Washtenaw County Coordinator/Compiler: Juliet Berger

Area Leaders (click names for contact details)

 Township Area Leader 
 Scio TBD
 Lodi Juliet Berger
 Sharon Dave Borneman
Lima & Freedom John Mills
Manchester Martin Bialecki
Salem & Superior Dan Thiry
York & Augusta Greg Jacks
Dexter, Webster, & Northfield Ellie Shappirio
Pittsfield & Ypsilanti Mike Sefton
Bridgewater & Saline Roger Wykes
Ann Arbor TBD
Lyndon & Sylvan Matty & Benjamin Hack


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)