2017 Christmas Bird Counts

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a program of the National Audubon Society which is now in its 118th year. This community science project is a bird census wherein thousands of volunteers from across the US, Canada, and many other countries in the Western Hemisphere, coordinate to systematically count the number of bird species seen, and the individual numbers of each species, within an specifically defined geographic area. Each count area is called a "Circle" and is headed by a count compiler or coordinator. Each circle is further divided into many smaller survey locations. The CBC provides an invaluable profile of bird population numbers, avian movements, and associated trends, such as climate pressures and the impact of land use policies on birds and other wildlife. We encourage volunteers to contribute to this critically important field work by joining a circle. 

Volunteers who wish to participate in this project should contact a circle coordinator to register. Beginning birders should make contact as soon as possible so that they can be linked up with more experienced birders. The circles in San Diego and Imperial Counties are listed below. Join us! We think you will have fun while contributing to very valuable community science. 

CBC Count Circles and Coordinator Information:

Saturday December 16, 2017
San Diego Circle
Compiler: Justyn Stahl

Sunday December 17, 2017
Anza-Borrego Circle
Compiler: Bob Theriault

Monday December 18, 2017
Lake Henshaw Circle
Compiler: Gretchen Cummings

Tuesday December 19, 2017
South end Salton Sea Circle
Compiler: Adam Searcy

Saturday December 23, 2017
Oceanside Circle
Compilers: Tim Burr, Kirsten Winter, Jane Mygatt, 

Thursday December 28, 2017
Rancho Santa Fe Circle
Compiler: Robert Patton

Saturday December 30, 2017
Escondido Circle
Compiler: Kenneth Weaver

For information on other CBC circles in the region, check out http://www.natureali.org/cbcs.htm

Thanks for taking part!

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