The good news is there will be a Christmas Bird Count this season in Tioga County. The Cowanesque circle count will take place on December 19, and the Mansfield-Wellsboro count will take place on January 1, as in the past. The bad news is that because of the covid-19 situation, there will be no annual luncheon for the counters. We will contact last year's participants to work out assignments. Because of covid social-distancing rules, some of last year's teams may have to be broken up, so it may take some time to get everything coordinated. As you know, these are difficult times, and we do appreciate everyone's concern and cooperation.