Christmas Bird Count

The 113th Christmas Bird Count
December 14, 2012 to January 5, 2013

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 113th 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.

To access Audubon's list of Audubon Christmas Bird Count circles, visit the main Audubon Christmas Bird Count website.

Or, you may want to visit the great website set up by Alison Sheehey (aka Nature Ali), who has compiled a treasure trove of Christmas Bird Count information.

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