The 2016 Kern River
Valley Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, January
2017. Rain or shine.
This is the 37th
consecutive year of this count. The count area is a circle 15
miles in diameter, centered in the middle of Isabella
Reservoir. Only species and numbers of birds seen within this
area may be counted.
The results of over
1000 counts in North America are compiled each year by the
National Audubon Society and used to ascertain the annual
distribution and fluctuation in numbers of North American
birds. The count is part of a continent-wide, citizen science,
effort, with the published results used to assess the
distribution and population of wintering birds.
Many counters are
needed to achieve a good count and maintain our high
nationally-accredited standing. For the past few years, CBC
participation has been free but registration is still
Your registration is requested by December 29th to properly
organize sector groups for thorough coverage of the entire
Our annual Christmas
Bird Count will be on Sunday, January 1, 2017, dawn to dusk,
rain or shine! It will be followed as usual with our
compilation potluck or Pizza Party at 6PM.
Count Compilers: Alison Sheehey please return all forms to
*NOTE: The South Fork CBC is a separate event
and coordinated independently by Denise LaBerteaux. The South
Fork count is on Saturday, December 31, 2016.