2020 Annual CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Gears Up!

Our annual Christmas Bird Count will be on Saturday, December 19, 2020, dawn to dusk, rain or shine! Please circle and save the date. Participation is free! Online registration opens on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions (Audubon, state & local), there are a few new rules that need to be followed in order comply with those restrictions and to protect our fellow counters and family members:
  • No sharing of vehicles with out-of-family/living groups (everyone in their own vehicle);
  • Counters must maintain 6’ physical distance from anyone not in their family/living group;
  • Everyone should have a mask with them for circumstances where 6’ distance cannot be maintained;
  • The 2020 compilation potluck will be VIRTUAL and use the Zoom app (Zoom info to follow).
Our count is part of a continent-wide citizen-science effort sponsored by National Audubon. The published results are used to assess long-term changes in the distribution and populations of wintering birds.

If you've participated in the CBC before... Welcome Back!

If you have not yet participated in a CBC... why not make 2020 your "First Annual CBC."
It's easy to register, free, and we need birders of all experience levels.

Non-members are welcome to participate too, but all counters must be registered.

Before November 1st, you can go out to the CBC web page to familiarize yourself with the information being provided and also to start thinking about what sectors you want to count in.

YOUR REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED BY DECEMBER 5th so that the Area Leaders can properly organize areas for thorough coverage of all sectors. Early registration makes the job go smoothly, and makes it possible for you to scout your sector and become familiar with it. Your Area Leader will contact you via email in early December with your assigned sector number, names of any other participants for your sector, as well as other details regarding count day.