Christmas Bird Count

Western Sonoma County Christmas Bird Count: January 1, 2017

Scroll down or click here for Other Local Christmas Bird Counts.

Hooded Mergansers. Photo by Tom Reynolds.

Hooded Mergansers. Photo by Tom Reynolds.

National Audubon's Christmas Bird Count is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world. Started by Frank Chapman in Boston and New York in December, 1900, it provides critical data on population trends across North America, Hawai'i, and now areas in Central and South America as well. By participating in a CBC you make an important contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use the data collected to assess the health of bird populations, which helps to guide conservation action.

The Western Sonoma County Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began in 1967. Our 50th Annual West Sonoma County CBC will be on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Participant Letter 2016  |  Area Leader Contact List 2015  |  Final Tally Form 2016

Field Tally Form 2016  |  Leader Letter 2016  | 

How to calculate hours/miles  |  Rare Bird Report Form


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CBC Count Circle Areas

1. Jonive Rd.
2. Freestone-Monte Rio
3. Valley Ford
4. Joy Rd.
5. Salmon Creek Rd.
6. Estero Lane
7. Doran Beach
8. Bodega Bay
9. Bodega Head
10. Bodega Marine Lab
11. Cheney Gulch
12. Seahorse Ranch
14. Highway One
15. Willow Creek Rd.
16. Duncans Mills
17. Freezeout Canyon
18. Coleman Valley Rd.
19. Austin Creek
21. Harrison Grade

CBC Territory Topo Maps

Click on links below to download area maps

1. Jonive
2a. Freestone (N)
2b. Freestone (S)
3a. V. Ford (NE)
3b. V. Ford (SW)
4. Joy Rd
5. Salmon Cr Rd
6. Estero Lane
7. Doran Beach
8. Bodega Bay
9. Bodega Head
10. B. Marine Lab
11. Cheney Gulch
12. Seahorse R.
14a. Highway 1 (N)
14b. Highway 1 (S)
15a. Willow Cr (E)
15b. Willow Cr (W)
16. Duncans Mills
17a. Freezeout (E)
17b. Freezeout (W)
18a. Coleman V (E)
18b. Coleman V (W)
19a. Austin Cr (E)
19b. Austin Cr (W)
21. Harrison Grade

Other Local Christmas Bird Counts

Santa Rosa CBC
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Contact Bill Doyle

Sonoma Valley CBC
Friday, December 30, 2016
Contact Gene Hunn or call 981-7301.

Petaluma CBC4Kids
TBD - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Contact Al Hesla

Sonoma Valley CBC4Kids
TBC - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Contact Sonoma Nature or call 939-8007.

Visit Nature Alley for more information on all CBC's

Audubon article on Frank Chapman's bird count in 1886. He counted the feathers of 40 species of birds on women's hats in Manhattan - the impetus for the Christmas Bird Count.

National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count Information

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