Schedule of 2014/15 and recap of 2013/14

California Christmas Bird Counts

DECEMBER 14, 2014 - JANUARY 5, 2015

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)

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 - preliminary

CBC Name  (count code)

14/15

DATE

13/14

Participants

13/14

# Species

American Valley (CAAV)

16 84

Anderson River (CAAD)

18 118

Angwin (CAAG)

61 139

Año Nuevo (CAAN)

98 154

Anza-Borrego Desert (CAAB)

74 119

Arcata (CAAR)

42 177

Ash Meadows (NVAM)

     

Auburn (CAAA)

  58 116

Bakersfield (CABA)

15 135

Bear Valley Springs (CABR)

22 100

Benicia (CABE)

102 166

Big Sur (CABG)

11 137

Bill Williams Delta (AZBW)

28 121

Bishop (CABI)

68 103

Blue Sky ER (*new)

Butterbredt Spring (CABS)

20 Dec 14 12 49

Cachuma (CACU)

61 151

Calaveras (CACA)

31 75

Calero-Morgan Hill (CACR)

93 146

Carpinteria (CACN)

68 144

Carrizo Plain (CACP)

30 54

Caswell-Westley (CACW) 

14 134

Centerville Beach to King Salmon (CACB)

51 174

Cheep Thrills (N. Marin) (CACT)

76 162

Chico (CACO)

40 126

China Lake (CACH) 

18 90

Claremont (CACM) Pomona Valley AS

45 137

Clear Lake (CACL)

46 135

Contra Costa County (CACC)

61 148

Crystal Springs (CACS)

102 200

Death Valley (CADV)

24 49

Del Norte County (CADN)

18 148

Diamond Valley-Lake Skinner (CADM)

9 126

Eagle Lake (CAEA)

16 77

East Contra Costa County (CAEC)

37 151

Eastern Alameda County (CAEA)

91 154

Elsinore (CAEN)

19 128

Escondido (CAES)

73 151

Etna (CAET)

16 69

Fall River Mills (CAFR)

24 123

Folsom (CAFO)

57 141

Fort Bragg (CAFB)

61 152

Grass Mountain (CAGM)

5 64

Grass Valley (CAGV)

50 110

Groveland (CAGR)

Havasu NWR (AZHV)

46 121

Hayward-Fremont (CAHF)

88 167

Honey Lake (CAHL)

11 80

Idyllwild (CAID)

28 75

Joshua Tree N.P. (CAJT)

25 61

Kaweah (CAKA)

23 124

Kern River Valley (CAKR)

4 Jan 15 18 115

La Purisima (CALU)

13 148

LaGrange-Waterford (CALW)

15 115

Lake Almanor (CALR)

8 76

Lake Henshaw (CALH)

26 119

Lancaster (CALN)

Lincoln (CALC)

84 142

Long Beach-El Dorado (CALB)

Los Angeles (CALA)

Los Banos (CALS)

Lost Lake/Fresno (CALL)

Malibu (CAMU)

Mammoth Lakes (CAMM)

Manchester (Mendocino Coast) (CAMN)

Marin County (southern) (CAMC)

Mariposa (CARP)

11 89

Marysville (CAMA)

Merced NWR (CAMW)

20 115

Mineral (CAMI)

Mojave River Valley (CAMJ)

121

Mono Lake (CAML)

Monterey Peninsula (CAMP)

Morongo Valley (CAMV)

Morro Bay (CAMR)

Moss Landing (CAMD)

Mount Hamilton (CAMH)

Mount Shasta (CAMS)

Oakhurst (CAOK)

Oakland (CAOA)

Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad (CAOV)

Orange County (coastal) (CAOC)

28 Dec 14

Orange County (northeastern) (CAON)

14 Dec 14

Oroville (CAOR)

Palo Alto (CAPA)

Palos Verdes Peninsula (CAPP)

Panoche Valley (CAPN)

Pasadena – San Gabriel Valley (CAPS)

Peace Valley (CAPV)

Pinnacles NP (CAPI)

3 Jan 15

Point Reyes Peninsula (CAPR)

Putah Creek (CAPC)

Rancho Santa Fe (CARS)

Red Bluff (CARB)

3 Jan 15 24 117

Redding (CARE)

Redlands (Mill Creek) (CARM)

Rio Cosumnes (CARC)

Sacramento (CASM)

Salton Sea (north) (CASH)

Salton Sea (south) (CASS)

San Bernardino Valley (CASO)

San Diego (CASD)

San Fernando Valley (CASV)

San Francisco (CASF)

San Jacinto Lake (CASL)

San Joaquin River Gorge (CAJO)

San Jose (CASJ)

San Juan Capistrano Orange County (CASU)

20 Dec 14

Santa Ana River Valley (CASA)

Santa Barbara (CASB)

Santa Clarita (CACI)

Santa Cruz County (CASC)

Santa Cruz Island (CACZ)

Santa Maria-Guadalupe (CASG)

Santa Rosa (CASR)

Sequoia NP (CASQ)

Sierra Valley (CASY)

13 64

Sonoma Valley (CASZ)

Sonora (CASN)

South Fork Valley (CASK)

3 Jan 15

South Lake Tahoe (CASE)

Springville (CASP)

20 Dec 14 19 136

Stockton (CAST)

Tall Trees (CATT)

Tehachapi (CATE)

5 82

Tejon Ranch (CATJ)

Thousand Oaks (CATO)

Tule Lake (CATL)

Ukiah (CAUK)

Ventura (CAVE)

Wallace-Bellota (CAWB)

Western Sonoma County (CAWS)

Willow Creek (CAWC)

Woodfords (CAWO)

Yosemite NP (CAYO)

Yreka (CAYR)

Yuma (Martinez Lake) (AZMY)

18 112

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OTHER STATE COUNT WEBSITES

Arizona CBCs - Tucson Audubon


2013/2014 Highlights

How many CA CBCs are there in 2013/14 = ? 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?

California Counts with more than 100 participants?

Highest Number of Participants? Santa Barbara

Lowest Number of Participants?

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? Crystal Springs,

Highest Species Count Circle?

Lowest Species Count Circle?

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?  80F San Juan Capistrano

Lowest temp? -18F 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


 December 14, 2014 - January 5, 2015


SUNDAY, December 14, 2014

Last Quarter

China Lake, Kern County: Compiler: Pete Woodman, Phone: (760) 377-3466

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

MONDAY, December 15, 2014

TUESDAY, December 16, 2014

HANUKKAH BEGINS

WEDNESDAY, December 17, 2014

THURSDAY, December 18, 2014

FRIDAY, December 19, 2014

SATURDAY, December 20, 2014

Butterbredt, Kern County: Compiler: Chuck Bragg

San Juan Capistrano, Orange County:  Sea & Sage Audubon; Compiler: Darrell Wilson

Springville, Tulare County: Compiler: Dane Fagundes

SUNDAY, December 21, 2014

New Moon
WINTER SOLSTICE

HAPPY YULE

MONDAY, December 22, 2014

TUESDAY, December 23, 2014

HAPPY FESTIVUS

WEDNESDAY, December 24, 2014

HANUKKAH ENDS

THURSDAY, December 25, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS

FRIDAY, December 26, 2014

HAPPY BOXING DAY

KWANZAA BEGINS

SATURDAY, December 27, 2014

SUNDAY, December 28, 2014

Quarter Moon

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

MONDAY, December 29, 2014

TUESDAY, December 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, December 31, 2014

THURSDAY, January 1, 2015

KWANZAA ENDS

Happy NEW YEAR!

FRIDAY, January, 2, 2015

SATURDAY, January 3, 2015

Pinnacles National Park, San Benito/Monterey Counties: Compilers: Steve Lombardi,  Phone: (925) 735-8332 and Rusty Scalf, Phone: (510) 666-9936

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

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

SUNDAY, January 4, 2015

FULL MOON

Kern River Valley, Kern County: Compiler: Tim Ludwick

MONDAY, January 5, 2015


TBA

 


AFTER THE COUNTS - CHECK THE CBC4Kids IN JANUARY 2015

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

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.

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Frontispiece: Winter on the Sprague Ranch - part of the South Fork Valley CBC Alison Sheehey 2007

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