Christmas Bird Count

The 115th Christmas Bird Count
December 14, 2014 to January 5, 2015

Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of California birders and nature enthusiasts participate in one or more of the 100-plus Christmas Bird Counts held in California. This year will mark the 115th year of the event.

This holiday season join with thousands of others for this important citizen science effort across California. The one-day bird counts provide valuable data about the number of bird species and numbers of each species occurring within a set geographic area.

Whether you just watch your bird feeder or spend a full day in the field with friends, it is a great way to have fun and gather important information on bird populations.

Participants are typically assigned to teams based on their bird identification skill level and endurance. Help is needed on many of these counts, so find one that interests you and contact the compiler for more information.

The interactive map below lists contact information and dates for each CBC circle in California. Simply click on a circle to learn more. This information is current as of November 22, 2014. For additional information, visit the main Audubon Christmas Bird Count website.

A huge thank you to Alison Sheehey (aka Nature Ali) for gathering the data displayed in this map. For the latest, you can visit her great website, where she has compiled a treasure trove of Christmas Bird Count information.  Her website is updated as information changes.

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