Schedule of 2015/16 and recap of 2015/16

California Christmas Bird Counts

DECEMBER 14, 2015 - JANUARY 5, 2016

Today's Date:

Participants are typically assigned to teams based on their bird identification skill level and endurance. The count results are published online only by National Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Help is needed on many of these counts, so find one that interests you and contact the compiler for more information. Many counts are weather permitting so make sure you contact your compiler to verify that the count hasn't been postponed or cancelled.

Compilers please send me your date as soon as you know it. Email (I erase the date each year and start fresh)

If you see a banded PELICAN please contact: International Bird Rescue - Blue-Banded Pelican Program with the data. http://www.bird-rescue.org/contact/found-a-bird/reporting-a-banded-bird.aspx

Other Banded Birds can be reported to: https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/

Schedule of Kern County Christmas Bird Counts

Google Map of California Christmas Bird Count circle centers

Alphabetical Listing

For final count details visit: http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count  

RESULTS - final

CBC Name  (count code)

15/16

DATE

15/16

Participants

15/16

# Species

American Valley (CAAV)

19 Dec 15 13 85

Anderson River (CAAD)

20 Dec 15

Angwin (CAAG)

1 Jan 16 62 134

Año Nuevo (CAAN)

2 Jan 16 93 169

Anza-Borrego Desert (CAAB)

20 Dec 15 73 111

Arcata (CAAR)

19 Dec 15

Ash Meadows (NVAM)

20 Dec 15    

Auburn (CAAA)

19 Dec 15 74 127

Bakersfield (CABA)

16 Dec 15 17 135

Bear Valley Springs (CABR)

29 Dec 15 7 91

Benicia (CABE)

14 Dec 15 98 163

Big Sur (CABG)

20 Dec 15

Bill Williams Delta (AZBW)

28 Dec 15 31 127

Bishop (CABI)

19 Dec 15 61 100

Buena Vista (CABV)

25 Dec 15 1 67

Butterbredt Spring (CABS)

19 Dec 15 8 41

Cachuma (CACU)

29 Dec 15 53 147

Calaveras (CACA)

2 Jan 16 38 83

Calero-Morgan Hill (CACR)

27 Dec 15 91 158

California City (new)

19 Dec 15 6 46

Carpinteria (CACN)

19 Dec 15 81 156

Carrizo Plain (CACP)

2 Jan 16 38 62

Caswell-Westley (CACW) 

3 Jan 16 12 143

Centerville Beach to King Salmon (CACB)

3 Jan 16 44 174

Cheep Thrills (N. Marin) (CACT)

17 Dec 15 78 159

Chico (CACO)

19 Dec 15 30 129

China Lake (CACH) 

20 Dec 15 87

Claremont (CACM) Pomona Valley AS

19 Dec 15 70 137

Clear Lake (CACL)

19 Dec 15 52 138

Contra Costa County (CACC)

19 Dec 15 51 155

Crystal Springs (CACS)

19 Dec 15 111 193

Death Valley (CADV)

2 Jan 16 11 36

Del Norte County (CADN)

20 Dec 15 18 152

Diamond Valley-Lake Skinner (CADM)

19 Dec 15 6 113

Eagle Lake (CAEL)

17 Dec 15

East Contra Costa County (CAEC)

16 Dec 15 47 154

Eastern Alameda County (CAEA)

18 Dec 15 82 152

Elsinore (CAEN)

26 Dec 15 17 121

Escondido (CAES)

2 Jan 16 71 159

Etna (CAET)

3 Jan 16 20 88

Fall River Mills (CAFR)

2 Jan 16 15 120

Folsom (CAFO)

3 Jan 16 67 145

Fort Bragg (CAFB)

27 Dec 15 58 148

Grass Mountain (CAGM)

26 Dec 15 12 76

Grass Valley (CAGV)

2 Jan 16 48 117

Groveland (CAGR)

16 Dec 15 17 80

Havasu NWR (AZHV)

29 Dec 15 29 111

Hayward-Fremont (CAHF)

20 Dec 15 81 175

Honey Lake (CAHL)

15 Dec 15 12 93

Idyllwild (CAID)

20 Dec 15 23 110

Joshua Tree N.P. (CAJT)

1 Jan 16 16 55

Kaweah (CAKA)

2 Jan 16 18 133

Kern River Valley (CAKR)

3 Jan 16 23 112

La Purisima (CALU)

20 Dec 15 15 153

LaGrange-Waterford (CALW)

19 Dec 15 14 129

Lake Almanor (CALR)

17 Dec 15 7 83

Lake Henshaw (CALH)

21 Dec 15 24 119

Lancaster (CALN)

19 Dec 15 32 113

Lincoln (CALC)

29 Dec 15 88 142

Long Beach-El Dorado (CALB)

19 Dec 15 38 165

Los Angeles (CALA)

3 Jan 16 34 182

Los Banos (CALS)

28 Dec 15 13 125

Lost Lake/Fresno (CALL)

19 Dec 15 27 122

Malibu (CAMU)

20 Dec 15 51 153

Mammoth Lakes (CAMM)

20 Dec 15 14 79

Manchester (Mendocino Coast) (CAMN)

2 Jan 16 48 145

Marin County (southern) (CAMC)

26 Dec 15 131 182

Mariposa (CARP)

19 Dec 15 11 83

Martinez Lake (Yuma) (AZMY)

19 Dec 15 29 113

Marysville (CAMA)

22 Dec 15 33 148

Merced NWR (CAMW)

30 Dec 15 12 122

Mineral (CAMI)

17 Dec 15 7 35

Mojave River Valley (CAMJ)

27 Dec 15 122

Mono Lake (CAML)

14 Dec 15 19 63

Monterey Peninsula (CAMP)

27 Dec 15

Morongo Valley (CAMV)

19 Dec 15 36 94

Morro Bay (CAMR)

19 Dec 15 102 192

Moss Landing (CAMD)

1 Jan 16 98 200

Mount Hamilton (CAMH)

28 Dec 15 24 94

Mount Shasta (CAMS)

19 Dec 15 22 110

Oakhurst (CAOK)

18 Dec 15 15 80

Oakland (CAOA)

20 Dec 15 277 179

Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad (CAOV)

27 Dec 15 137 196

Orange County (coastal) (CAOC)

3 Jan 16 172 205

Orange County (northeastern) (CAON)

20 Dec 15 132 155

Orange Cty (San Juan Capistrano) (CASU)

26 Dec 15 56 158

Oroville (CAOR)

3 Jan 16 30 137

Palo Alto (CAPA)

21 Dec 15 100 155

Palos Verdes Peninsula (CAPP)

27 Dec 15 68 167

Panoche Valley (CAPN)

3 Jan 16

Pasadena – San Gabriel Valley (CAPS)

19 Dec 15 52 165

Peace Valley (CAPV)

15 Dec 15 16 121

Pinnacles NP (CAPI)

2 Jan 16 44 99

Point Reyes Peninsula (CAPR)

19 Dec 15 198 197

Putah Creek (CAPC)

20 Dec 15 89 148

Rancho Santa Fe (CARS)

29 Dec 15 91 194

Red Bluff (CARB)

3 Jan 16 21 114

Red Rock Canyon (CARR)

2 Jan 16 8 25

Redding (CARE)

27 Dec 15 25 123

Redlands (Mill Creek) (CARM)

19 Dec 15 19 109

Rio Cosumnes (CARC)

4 Jan 16 72 156

Sacramento (CASM)

27 Dec 15 57 169

Salton Sea (north) (CASH)

2 Jan 16 29 149

Salton Sea (south) (CASS)

15 Dec 15 30 155

San Bernardino Valley (CASO)

26 Dec 15 20 120

San Diego (CASD)

19 Dec 15 137 219

San Fernando Valley (CASV)

19 Dec 15 44 122

San Francisco (CASF)

29 Dec 15 129 184

San Jacinto Lake (CASL)

22 Dec 15 28 158

San Joaquin River Gorge (CAJO)

San Jose (CASJ)

20 Dec 15 102 174

Santa Ana River Valley (CASA)

20 Dec 15 15 141

Santa Barbara (CASB)

2 Jan 16 243 212

Santa Clarita (CACI)

26 Dec 15 22 126

Santa Cruz County (CASC)

19 Dec 15 77 169

Santa Cruz Island (CACZ)

21 Dec 15 15 70

Santa Maria-Guadalupe (CASG)

27 Dec 15 12 146

Santa Rosa (CASR)

20 Dec 15 50 130

Sequoia NP (CASQ)

19 Dec 15 12 47

Sierra Valley (CASY)

15 Dec 15 12 58

Sonoma Valley (CASZ)

30 Dec 15 114 171

Sonora (CASN)

19 Dec 15 37 83

South Fork Valley (CASK)

2 Jan 16 15 89

South Lake Tahoe (CASE)

14 Dec 15 17 63

Springville (CASP)

19 Dec 15 27 142

Stockton (CAST)

20 Dec 15 46 153

Tall Trees (CATT)

5 Jan 16 27 120

Tehachapi (CATE)

21 Dec 15 5 77

Tejon Ranch (CATJ)

18 Dec 15 42 101

Thousand Oaks (CATO)

20 Dec 15 74 199

Tule Lake (CATL)

3 Jan 16 11 87

Ukiah (CAUK)

19 Dec 15 88 124

Ventura (CAVE)

3 Jan 16 124 186

Wallace-Bellota (CAWB)

2 Jan 16 44 143

Western Sonoma County (CAWS)

27 Dec 15 137 176

Willow Creek (CAWC)

27 Dec 15

Woodfords (CAWO)

2 Jan 16 26 74

Yosemite NP (CAYO)

20 Dec 15 35 62

Yreka (CAYR)

17 Dec 15 24 112

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2015/2016 Highlights

How many CA CBCs are there in 2015/16 = 138 scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 14/15 = 136 up

New counts: California City

Restarted Counts: Groveland, Buena Vista

Discontinued counts: San Joaquin Gorge

California Counts with between 50-100 participants?

California Counts with more than 100 participants?

Highest Number of Participants?

Lowest Number of Participants? Buena Vista

California Counts with less than 100 species?

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species?

California Counts with 200 or more species?

Highest Species Count Circle?

Lowest Species Count Circle? Mineral

Nice birds:

2014/2015 Highlights

How many CA CBCs are there in 2014/15 = 136 scheduled (only 132 recorded their totals)

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 13/14 = 137 down

New counts:

Restarted Counts: Red Rock Canyon

Discontinued counts: Groveland, Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 31

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 14

Highest Number of Participants? Oakland - 269, Santa Barbara - 256

Lowest Number of Participants? Mineral, Redlands, Red Rock Canyon - 6

California Counts with less than 100 species? 32

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 94

California Counts with 200 or more species? Crystal Springs, Morro Bay, Moss Landing, Coastal Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara.

Highest Species Count Circle?

Lowest Species Count Circle? Red Rock Canyon - 10

Nice birds: Green-tailed Towhee - Yosemite,

2013/2014 Highlights

How many CA CBCs are there in 2013/14 = 137 scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 12/13 = 137

New counts: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

Restarted Counts: Mammoth Lakes

Discontinued counts: Buena Vista

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 115

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 17

Highest Number of Participants? Santa Barbara - 275

Lowest Number of Participants? Grass Mountain and Tehachapi tie - 5

California Counts with less than 100 species? 31

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 95

California Counts with 200 or more species? Crystal Springs 200, Moss Landing 200, Morro Bay 203, Orange County (coastal) 205, San Diego 213, Santa Barbara 222

Highest Species Count Circle? Santa Barbara - 222

Lowest Species Count Circle? Mineral - 37

Nice birds: Lesser Black-backed Gull-KRV

2012/2013 Highlights

How many CA CBCs are there in 2012/13 = 137 scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 11/12 = 134 up

New counts: Oakhurst, San Joaquin River Gorge

Discontinued counts: Shoshone-Tecopa

California Counts with between 50-100 participants?

California Counts with more than 100 participants?

Highest Number of Participants? Santa Barbara - 266

Lowest Number of Participants? Ash Meadows NWR - 3

California Counts with less than 100 species?

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species?

California Counts with more than 200 species? San Diego - 214, Santa Barbara - 213, Orange County-Coastal - 210, Rancho Santa Fe - 202

Highest Species Count Circle?  San Diego - 214

Lowest Species Count Circle?  Mineral - 26

Nice birds: Black-capped Chickadee-Redding, Clay-colored Sparrow-Oakland

2011/2012 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there in 2011/12 = 134 scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 10/11 = 130 up

New counts: Cheep Thrills, China Ranch, Fort Bragg, Mariposa, Shoshone-Tecopa, Tall Trees

Discontinued counts:

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 34

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 11

Highest Number of Participants? Santa Barbara - 214

Lowest Number of Participants? Grass Mountain - 4

California Counts with less than 100 species? 32

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 92

California Counts with more than 200 species? Morro Bay, Moss Landing, Orange County Coast, Palo Alto, Point Reyes Peninsula, San Diego, Santa Barbara

Highest Species Count Circle?  San Diego - 216

Lowest Species Count Circle?  Mineral - 33

Nice birds: Common Redpoll - Fall River Mills CBC, Northern Waterthrush - Auburn CBC

2010/2011 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there in 2010/11 = 130 scheduled (only 122 reported)

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 09/10 = 129 up

New counts: Fort Bragg, Mariposa (both unofficial)

Discontinued counts: Milburn-Fresno

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 29

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 10

Highest Number of Participants? Santa Barbara 199

Lowest Number of Participants? Death Valley 5

California Counts with less than 100 species? 29

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 91

California Counts with more than 200 species? San Diego 220, Santa Barbara 211

Highest Species Count Circle? San Diego 220 

Lowest Species Count Circle?  Mineral 18

Nice birds: Dickcissel, Death Valley

2009/2010 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there in 2009/10 = 129 scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 08/09 = 124 up

New counts: American Valley, Carpinteria, Eastern Alameda County

Restarted counts: Elsinore, Red Bluff

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 35

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 11

Highest Number of Participants? 220 Santa Barbara

Lowest Number of Participants? 5 Diamond Valley

California Counts with less than 100 species? 28

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 90

California Counts with more than 200 species? 5

Highest Species Count Circle?  216 Santa Barbara

Lowest Species Count Circle?  24 Mineral

Nice birds: Five species of Thrasher seen by one team on the Buena Vista CBC

2008/2009 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there in 2008/09? = 124 scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 07/08 = 120 up

New counts: Tejon

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 30

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 10

Highest Number of Participants? 209 Santa Barbara

Lowest Number of Participants? 5 Mineral

California Counts with less than 100 species? 28

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 87

California Counts with more than 200 species? Coastal Orange County 202, San Diego 207, Santa Barbara 209

Highest Species Count Circle?  209 Santa Barbara

Lowest Species Count Circle? 29 Mineral

Highest temp?  80ºF San Juan Capistrano

Lowest temp? -18ºF Sierra Valley... brrrrr...

Most expanded range? Eurasian Collared Dove

Best Bird? Lesser Black-backed Gull - Buena Vista CBC

Most irruptive species? Varied Thrush


Schedule by Date

PLEASE CONTACT COMPILERS WELL AHEAD OF TIME, SO THEY MAY PLAN ACCORDING TO NUMBER AND EXPERTISE OF PARTICIPANTS.


 December 14, 2015 - January 5, 2016


MONDAY, December 14, 2015

HANUKKAH ENDS

*Benicia, Solano County: Compiler: Tim Fitzer, Phone: (916) 870-5207 or Compiler: Robin Leong, Phone: (707) 643-1287

*Mono Lake, Mono County: Compiler: Kristie Nelson, Phone: (760) 709-1670

*South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County (Douglas Co. NV): Compiler: Will Richardson, Phone: (530) 587-6895

TUESDAY, December 15, 2015

*Honey Lake, Lassen County: Compiler: Tim Manolis, Phone: (916) 485-9009

*Peace Valley, Sutter/Butte Counties, Compilers: Bruce Deuel, and Pete Sands: Phone: (530) 846-5142

*Salton Sea South, Imperial County: Compiler: Adam Searcy and Justyn Stahl

*Sierra Valley, Plumas and Sierra Counties: Compiler: Colin Dillingham, Phone: (530) 394-8129

WEDNESDAY, December 16, 2015

*Bakersfield, Kern County: Compiler: John Wilson

*East Contra Costa County: Compilers: Jimm Edgar & Maury Stern, Phone: (510) 658-2330

*Groveland, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties: Compiler: Central Sierra Audubon:  Jeanne Ridgley

THURSDAY, December 17, 2015

*Cheep Thrills (Northern Marin), Marin and Sonoma Counties: Compiler: Susan Kelly, email

*Eagle Lake, Lassen County: Compilers: Lewis & Kay Oring; Phone (530) 825-3386

*Lake Almanor, Plumas County: Compiler: Ryan Burnett

Mineral, Tehama County, Lassen Volcanic National Park: Compiler: Mike Magnuson, Phone: (530) 595-6184

Yreka, Siskiyou County: Compiler: Joey Russell: Phone: (530) 459-5190

FRIDAY, December 18, 2015

Moon phase - First Quarter

*Eastern Alameda, Alameda County: Compiler: Rich Cimino, Phone: (925) 353-0266

*Oakhurst, Madera County: Compilers: Vernon Johnson and Joe Frank

*Tejon Ranch, Kern County: Compiler: Phoebe Prather; by invitation only

SATURDAY, December 19, 2015

*American Valley, Plumas County: Compiler: Darrel Jury, Phone: (530) 616-1461

*Arcata, Humboldt County: Compiler: Daryl Coldren, Phone: (916) 384-8089

Auburn, Placer County: Compiler: Deren Ross, Phone: (530) 885-9740

*Bishop, Inyo County: Compiler: Chris Howard, Phone: (760) 920-2845

*Butterbredt, Kern County: Compiler: Chuck Bragg

*California City, Kern County: Compiler Alexia Svejda:  Phone (661) 810-6268

*Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, Rob Denholtz, Phone: (805) 684-4060

*Chico, Butte County: Coordinator: Mary Muchowski, Phone: (530) 228-0625

*Claremont (Pomona Valley Audubon), Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Dan Guthrie, Phone: (909) 239-5124

*Clear Lake, Lake County: Compiler: Darlene Hecomovich, Phone: (707) 928-5591

*Contra Costa County: Compilers: Jimm Edgar & Maury Stern, Phone: (510) 658-2330

*Crystal Springs, San Mateo County: Coordinator: Leslie Flint, Phone: (650) 573-6279, Compiler: Al DeMartini

*Diamond Valley-Lake Skinner, Riverside County: Compiler: Dave Furseth; Phone: (951) 834-2254

La Grange-Waterford, Stanislaus County: Coordinator: Jim Gain; Compiler: Harold Reeve

*Lancaster, Los Angeles/Kern Counties: Compiler: Mary & Nick Freeman, Phone: (818) 247-6172

Long Beach-El Dorado Audubon, Los Angeles County: Coordinator: Cindy Dunbar, Phone: (562) 331-1163

*Lost Lake, Fresno & Madera Counties: Compiler Kevin Enns-Rempel, Phone: (559) 313-4546

Mariposa, Mariposa County: Compilers: Len McKenzie, Phone: (209) 742-5579 or Lowell Young

*Martinez Lake (Yuma), Yuma County AZ & Imperial County CA: Compiler: Henry Detwiler, Phone: (928) 247-3098

*Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County: Compiler: Tom Edell

Mount Shasta, Siskiyou County: Compiler: Joey Russell: Phone: (530) 459-5190

*Pasadena – San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Jon L. Fisher

*Point Reyes Peninsula, Marin County: Email: ptreyescbc@gmail.com

*Redlands (Mill Creek), San Bernardino County: Compiler: Gene Cardiff, Phone: (909) 875-5358

*San Diego, San Diego County: Compilers: Steve Ritt

*San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Jim Moore, Phone: (661) 298-1130

Santa Cruz County: Compiler: Eric Feuss Phone: (831) 477-0280

Sequoia NP, Tulare County: Compiler: Savannah Boiano, Phone: (559) 565-4251

*Sonora Area, Tuolumne County: Compiler: Steven Umland, Phone: (209) 352-6985

*Springville, Tulare County: Compiler: Dane Fagundes: Phone: (559) 280-7840

*Ukiah, Mendocino County: Compilers: Cheryl Watson and Bob Keiffer

SUNDAY, December 20, 2015

*Anderson River Park, Shasta County: Compiler: need an emergency fill in

*Anza-Borrego, San Diego County: Compiler: Robert Theriault

*Ash Meadows NWF, Nye County, NV & Inyo County, CA: Compiler: Will Thomas, Phone: (775) 372-5435

*Big Sur, Monterey County: Compiler: Blake Matheson, Phone: (831) 596-9990

*China Lake, Kern & San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Pete Woodman, Phone: (760) 861-3961

*Del Norte, Del Norte County: Compiler: Alan Barron; Contact person: Gary Lester, Phone: (707) 839-3373

*Hayward-Fremont,  Alameda County: Compilers: Phil and Pat Gordon, Phone: (510) 538-3550

*Idyllwild, Riverside County: Contact: Bob Packard, Phone: (951) 742-7935

*La Purisima, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: Alex Abela, Phone: (805) 934-2873

*Malibu, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Dick Norton, Phone: (310) 455-1138

*Mammoth Lakes, Mono County: Compiler: Bill Taylor: Phone (760) 709-6964

*Morongo Valley, San Bernardino & Riverside Counties: Compilers: Dee Zeller (760) 363 7190 and Margaret Hogan

*Oakland, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties: Compilers: Dave Quady, Phone: (510) 704-9353 and Bob Lewis, Phone: (510) 845-5001

*Orange County (Northeastern): Sea & Sage Audubon. Compiler: Steve Alter

*Putah Creek, Yolo, Napa, Solano Counties: Compiler: Steve Hampton, Phone: (916) 956-0949

*San Jose, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Kirsten Holmquist

*Santa Ana River Valley, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Larry LaPre, Phone: (951) 697-5218

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County: Coordinator: Bill Doyle

*Stockton, San Joaquin County: Compiler: Jim Rowoth: Phone: (209) 487-3489

Thousand Oaks, Ventura County: Compiler: David Pereksta, Phone: (805) 659-5740

Yosemite, Mariposa County: Compiler: Sarah Stock, Phone: (209) 379-1435

MONDAY, December 21, 2015

*Lake Henshaw, San Diego County: Compiler: Gretchen Cummings

*Palo Alto, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Compiler: Al Eisner

*Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County: counter quota full - by invitation only

*Tehachapi, Kern County: Compiler: Larry Parmeter, Phone: (559) 276-8753

TUESDAY, December 22, 2015

WINTER SOLSTICE

HAPPY YULE

*Marysville, Yuba County: Compiler: Tim Manolis, Phone: (916) 485-9009 (tentative)

*San Jacinto Lake, Riverside County: Compilers: Tony Metcalf, Phone: (951) 242-7038, Tom Benson, Phone: (909) 648-0899

WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2015

HAPPY FESTIVUS

THURSDAY, December 24, 2015

FRIDAY, December 25, 2015

FULL MOON

MERRY CHRISTMAS

SATURDAY, December 26, 2015

 HAPPY BOXING DAY

KWANZAA BEGINS

*Elsinore, Riverside County: Compiler: Julie Szabo, Phone: (909) 239-4374

*Grass Mountain, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Cal Yorke, website

*Marin (Southern), Marin County: Compilers: Ed Nute and Bob Hinz: email

*Orange County (San Juan Capistrano):  Sea & Sage Audubon; Compiler: Darrell Wilson

*San Bernardino Valley, San Bernardino County: Compiler: Dori Myers,  Phone: (714) 779-2201

*Santa Clarita, Los Angeles: Compiler: Brian Bielfelt

SUNDAY, December 27, 2015

*Calero-Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Ann Verdi, Phone: (408) 266-5108

*Fort Bragg (CAFB), Mendocino County, Compiler: Tim Bray, Phone: (707) 937-4422

*Joshua Tree National Park, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties: Compilers: Joe Zarki  (760) 366-8913

*Mojave River Valley, San Bernardino County: Compiler: Bill Deppe, Phone: (760) 953-6947

*Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County: Compiler: Blake Matheson, Phone: (831) 596-9990

*Oceanside, San Diego County: Compiler: Andy Mauro

*Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Dave Moody: Phone: (310) 803-0396 (c) or (310) 798-9839 (h)

*Redding, Shasta County: Compiler: Bill Oliver, Phone: (530) 941-7741

*Sacramento, Sacramento County: Compiler:  Mark Cudney, Phone: (916) 987-2422

*Santa Maria-Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: Alex Abela, Phone: (805) 934-2873

*Western Sonoma County, Sonoma County: Compiler: Veronica Bowers: Phone: (707) 829-2955

Willow Creek, Humboldt & Trinity Counties: Compiler: Gary Lester, Phone: (707) 839-3373

MONDAY, December 28, 2015

*Bill Williams Delta, La Paz and Mohave Counties, AZ & San Bernardino County, CA: Compiler: Kathleen Blair, Phone: (928) 667-4144 x12

*Los Banos, Merced County: Compiler: Harold Reeve, Coordinator: John Fulton, Phone: (209) 826-1101

*Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Bob Hirt, Phone: (408) 821-2732

TUESDAY, December 29, 2015

*Bear Valley Springs, Kern County: Compiler: Ron Melin, Phone: (310) 540-2775

*Cachuma, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: Alex Abela, Coordinator: Mark Holmgren; Phone: (805) 680-4045

*Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Mohave County, AZ & San Bernardino County, CA: Compiler: DeeDee DeLorenzo

*Lincoln, Placer County: Compiler: Ed Pandolfino

*Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County: Compiler: Robert Patton

*San Francisco, San Francisco County, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Phone: (510) 843-2222; Compilers Dan Murphy and Alan Hopkins, Email: sfbirdcount@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, December 30, 2015

*Merced NWR, Merced County: Compiler: Larry Parmeter, Phone: (559) 276-8753

*Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County: Compiler: Gene & Nancy Hunn: Phone: 707-981-7301

THURSDAY, December 31, 2015

FRIDAY, January, 1, 2016

Moon phase - Last Quarter

KWANZAA ENDS

Happy NEW YEAR!

*Angwin, Napa County: Contact: Louise Vicencio, (707) 224-9386 or Compiler: Murray Berner, Phone: (707) 224-5897

*Moss Landing, Santa Cruz/Monterey (with a little bit of San Benito thrown in too!) Counties: Compiler: Bob Ramer, Phone: (831) 426-7342

SATURDAY, January 2, 2016

*Año Nuevo, San Mateo & Santa Cruz Counties: Coordinator: Leslie Flint, Phone: (650) 573-6279, Compiler: Al DeMartini

*Calaveras, Calaveras County: Compiler: Barry Boulton, Phone: (209) 596-0612

*Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo County, Compiler Roger Zachary, Phone (805) 466-6222

*Death Valley, Inyo County: Compiler: Linda Manning, Phone: (760) 786-3252 (work) or (775) 553-2980 (home)

*Escondido, San Diego County County: Compiler: Ken Weaver, Phone: (760) 723-2448

*Fall River Mills, Shasta County: Compilers: Bob & Carol Yutzy rescheduled due to weather

*Grass Valley, Nevada County; Compiler: Rudy Darling, Phone: (530) 272-6504

*Kaweah, Tulare County: Compilers: Dane Fagundes and Rob Hansen

*Manchester (Mendocino Coast), Mendocino County: Compiler: David Jensen, Phone: (707) 964-8163

*Pinnacles National Park, San Benito/Monterey Counties: Compilers: Steve & Carol Lombardi,  Phone: (925) 735-8332

*Red Rock Canyon, Kern County: Jean Rhyne & Alexia Svejda: Phone (661) 810-6268

*Salton Sea - North, Riverside County: Compiler: Chet McGaugh, Phone: (951) 781-3699 (H) or (909) 369-8060 (W)

*Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co. Compilers: Rebecca Coulter, Jared Dawson, webmaster.sbbirdcount@gmail.com.

*South Fork Valley, Kern County: Compiler Denise LaBerteaux, Phone: (760) 378-4278

*Wallace-Bellota, San Joaquin/Calaveras Counties: Compiler: Kasey Foley

*Woodfords, Alpine County: Coordinator: Tim Fitzer, Phone: (916) 870-5207 or Compiler: Andi Salmi, Phone: (916) 691-7216

SUNDAY, January 3, 2016

Caswell-Westley, San Joaquin/Stanislaus Counties: Compiler: Harold Reeve

Centerville Beach to King Salmon, Humboldt County: Compiler: Gary Lester, Phone: (707) 839-3373

Etna, Siskiyou County: Compiler: Mike Taylor, Phone: (530) 467-3273

*Folsom, Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer Counties: Compiler: Chris Conard, Phone: (916) 203-1610

*Kern River Valley, Kern County: Compilers: Bob Barnes & Alison Sheehey

*Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Dan Cooper

*Orange County (Coastal): Sea & Sage Audubon. Compiler: Steve Alter

Oroville, Butte County: Compiler: Gaylord Grams, Phone: (530) 533-1624

*Panoche Valley, San Benito/Fresno Counties: Compiler: Clay Kempf

*Red Bluff, Tehama County, Compiler: Karen Scheuermann, Phone: (530) 347-1687

*Tule Lake, Siskiyou County: Compiler: Kevin Spencer: Phone: (541) 880-8015 (c) Please join the fun and contact compiler to participate!

*Ventura, Ventura County: Compilers: Alexis Frangis and Frank DeMartino

MONDAY, January 4, 2016

*Rio Cosumnes, Sacramento County: Compiler: Andrew Engilis, Jr., Phone: (530) 902-1881

TUESDAY, January 5, 2016

*Tall Trees, Humboldt County: Ken Burton, Phone: (707) 499-1146


TBD

San Joaquin River Gorge, Fresno/Madera Counties: Compiler (s): Chuck Peck and Brandon Hill, Phone: (559) 978-2369


CHECK THE CBC4Kids COUNTS IN DECEMBER 2015 & JANUARY 2016

CBC4Kids (ages 8-16) and with events now in many Northern Ca locations. There are 150 CBC4Kids events now in the US and Canada.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CBC4Kids/ 

Listen to that archive December 2013 NPR BirdNote podcast - http://birdnote.org/show/christmas-bird-count-kids-tom-rusert

It's the citizen science "farm club" to the future of CBC's. Pt. Reyes gets 100 kids every year for their CBC4Kids.

Visit www.sonomabirding.com for information.

12 December 2015  8:30-12:30 - Marin Christmas Bird Count for Kids, (aka - ywbc) Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary (bilingual)

19 December 2015 -
8:30 - 12:30 - Napa County  Christmas Bird Count for Kids Napa Solano Audubon, Connolly Ranch, Napa Public Library - contact -

2 January 2016
- 9AM-1PM - Petaluma  Christmas Bird Count for Kids Madrone Audubon - contact Al Hesla: 707- 486-9030

January 3, 2016
- Sonoma Valley Christmas Bird Count for Kids: email: Phone: 707-939-8007

9 January 2016
10AM- 3PM - 5th Annual CBC4Kids contact - Pt. Reyes Nat. Seashore Association (sold out)

*9 January 2016
- Sacramento Kids Count - At the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Contact: Mara Weston: Phone: (916) 208-3222

16 January 2016 - 8:30 - 1:00 - Mayacamas CBC 4 Kids -  Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA 

TBA 2016 - Family and Youth Winter Bird Count, Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St, San Rafael, CA 94901, Marco Berger, (415) 453-1000 x17

TBA 2016 - Santa Barbara Winter Bird Count for Kids info at www.santabarbaraaudubon.org
 

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Frontispiece: White-winged Scoters on Isabella Reservoir, Kern County, California © Alison Sheehey

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