Greenville County Bird Club
Projects - Migration Counts


The GCBC coordinates counts every spring and fall as part of the North American Migrating Bird Count.  Like the Christmas Bird Count, this widespread volunteer-driven effort helps develop a better understanding of bird status and distribution.  Counts are typically scheduled for a Saturday near the peak of migration, keeping the following Sunday as an alternative date in case of bad weather.  See below for more information.
 




Next Migration Count:  Fall 2017; September 16, 2017   --   Rain Date:  September 17

Coordinator:  Paul Serridge

Comments:  With the help of many individual leaders we will cover as much of Greenville County as possible.  Reports are also encouraged from back-yard birders.  Past Greenville County Migration Counts have resulted in well over 100 species.  See below for historical results.  Contact Paul to volunteer to help.

Migration Count details will be announced to club members via email.


See below for a map of Greenville County showing areas typically covered during migration counts.  Red placemarkers show areas normally covered, while blue markers show promising areas that haven't been covered lately.  Click on each marker for location information.  Use the controls to the left of the map to zoom in or out, and click and drag to pan the map.


View Greenville County Migration Counts in a larger map

Historical Data

Compiled Spring Count Data, 2005-2016, Excel format
Compiled Fall Count Data, 2006-2016, PDF format


Links

North American Migration Count at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Description of the NAMC by the current national coordinator