‘Tis the season to count birds.
Audubon’s 120th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is about to begin. Every year from December 14 through January 5 volunteers count the birds they see in a single 24-hour period within 15-mile diameter “count” circles.
It’s easy to participate. No experience is necessary. Count at your feeders or in the field. Count on your own or in a group.
Choose a location and date that suits you from the map at audubon.org. Click on the bird icon inside the circle for a description and contact information, then contact the Count Coordinator to let them know you’re counting. The Coordinator makes sure you don’t double-count someone else’s territory and helps you join a group if you wish.
17 counts are planned in southwestern Pennsylvania, listed in the table at the end.
I’ll be counting in the Pittsburgh circle on Saturday, December 28. It has so many participants that each section has its own compiler. Click here on the ASWP website for the sections and contacts.
Visit Audubon’s website for the complete list and map at “Join the Christmas Bird Count.”
I hope to see you in the field!
Table of 2019 Christmas Bird Counts near Pittsburgh
|Count Name||County (general area)||Date||Coordinator||Contact Info|
|Beaver||Beaver||Sat Dec 21||Rick Masonfirstname.lastname@example.org 724-847-0909|
|Buffalo Creek||Washington||Sun Dec 15||Larry Helgermanemail@example.com 412-508-0321|
|Buffalo Creek Valley||Butler, Armstrong||Sat Dec 14||George Reesefirstname.lastname@example.org, 724-353-9649|
|Bushy Run||Westmoreland||Sun Dec 29||Dick Byersemail@example.com 724-593-3543|
|Butler||Butler, Lawrence, Mercer||Sat Dec 14||Glenn Koppel & Mary Alice Koenekefirstname.lastname@example.org
|Clarion||Clarion||Sat Jan 4||Debbie McCannaemail@example.com 724-526-5693|
|Clarksville||Greene||Sat Dec 28||Terry Daytonfirstname.lastname@example.org 724-627-9665|
|Grove City||Butler, Mercer, Lawrence, Venango||Sat Dec 21||Brendyn Baptisteemail@example.com 724-496-4856|
|Sun Jan 5||Bob Mulvihillfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Indiana||Indiana||Thu Dec 26||Roger & Marg Higbee||724-354-3493
|Ohiopyle||Fayette, Somerset||Sat Jan 4||Matt Juskowich||412-999-0394 email@example.com|
|Pittsburgh||Allegheny||Sat Dec 28||Brian Shema, ASWPfirstname.lastname@example.org ASWP Christmas Bird Count|
|Allegheny||Sat Dec 14||Nancy Page||412-221-4795|
|Rector||Westmoreland||Sun Dec 15||Annie Lindsay||LindsayA@carnegiemnh.org 724-593-7521|
|Ryerson||Greene||Fri Dec 20||Marjorie Howardemail@example.com 724-852-3155|
|South Butler||Butler||Sat Jan 4||Chris Kubiakfirstname.lastname@example.org 412-963-6100|
|Washington||Washington||Sun Dec 15||Thomas Contrerasemail@example.com 724-223-6118|
(photo by Kate St. John, maps from audubon.org)
2 thoughts on “Christmas Bird Counts Coming Soon”
Hi Kate – thought you might like to know about this Dec 6th Audubon Day at Pitt: https://library.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/images/events/H-audubon.png
Thank you Christine. I blogged about it last month: https://www.birdsoutsidemywindow.org/2019/11/23/audubon-day-dec-6/