Schedule of 2013/14 and recap of 2013/14

California Christmas Bird Counts

DECEMBER 14, 2013 - JANUARY 5, 2014

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)

13/14

DATE

13/14

Participants

13/14

# Species

American Valley (CAAV)

14 Dec 13

Anderson River (CAAD)

20 Dec 13

Angwin (CAAG)

1 Jan 14

Año Nuevo (CAAN)

4 Jan 14

Anza-Borrego Desert (CAAB)

15 Dec 13

Arcata (CAAR)

14 Dec 13

Ash Meadows (NVAM)

15 Dec 13    

Auburn (CAAA)

14 Dec 13    

Bakersfield (CABA)

18 Dec 13

Bear Valley Springs (CABR)

3 Jan 14

Benicia (CABE)

16 Dec 13

Big Sur (CABG)

15 Dec 13

Bill Williams Delta (AZBW)

29 Dec 13

Bishop (CABI)

14 Dec 13

Blue Sky ER (*new)

15 Dec 13

Butterbredt Spring (CABS)

14 Dec 13

Cachuma (CACU)

27 Dec 13

Calaveras (CACA)

28 Dec 13

Calero-Morgan Hill (CACR)

28 Dec 13

Carpinteria (CACN)

20 Dec 13 68 144

Carrizo Plain (CACP)

28 Dec 13

Caswell-Westley (CACW) 

5 Jan 14

Centerville Beach to King Salmon (CACB)

29 Dec 13 47 173

Cheep Thrills (N. Marin) (CACT)

19 Dec 13

Chico (CACO)

14 Dec 13

China Lake (CACH) 

15 Dec 13 18 90

Claremont (CACM) Pomona Valley AS

14 Dec 13

Clear Lake (CACL)

14 Dec 13

Contra Costa County (CACC)

21 Dec 13

Crystal Springs (CACS)

21 Dec 13

Death Valley (CADV)

4 Jan 14

Del Norte County (CADN)

15 Dec 13

Diamond Valley-Lake Skinner (CADM)

21 Dec 13 9 126

Eagle Lake (CAEA)

19 Dec 13 16 77

East Contra Costa County (CAEC)

17 Dec 13

Eastern Alameda County (CAEA)

20 Dec 13

Elsinore (CAEN)

28 Dec 13 19 128

Escondido (CAES)

28 Dec 13

Etna (CAET)

4 Jan 14

Fall River Mills (CAFR)

14 Dec 13

Folsom (CAFO)

29 Dec 13 141

Fort Bragg (CAFB)

21 Dec 13

Grass Mountain (CAGM)

14 Dec 13

Grass Valley (CAGV)

4 Jan 14

Groveland (CAGR)

Havasu NWR (AZHV)

30 Dec 13

Hayward-Fremont (CAHF)

15 Dec 13

Honey Lake (CAHL)

17 Dec 13

Idyllwild (CAID)

16 Dec 13

Joshua Tree N.P. (CAJT)

28 Dec 13

Kaweah (CAKA)

5 Jan 14

Kern River Valley (CAKR)

5 Jan 14

La Purisima (CALU)

15 Dec 13

LaGrange-Waterford (CALW)

14 Dec 13

Lake Almanor (CALR)

16 Dec 13

Lake Henshaw (CALH)

16 Dec 13 26 119

Lancaster (CALN)

14 Dec 13

Lincoln (CALC)

30 Dec 13

Long Beach-El Dorado (CALB)

14 Dec 13

Los Angeles (CALA)

29 Dec 13

Los Banos (CALS)

26 Dec 13

Lost Lake/Fresno (CALL)

28 Dec 13

Malibu (CAMU)

15 Dec 13

Mammoth Lakes (CAMM)

15 Dec 13

Manchester (Mendocino Coast) (CAMN)

4 Jan 14

Marin County (southern) (CAMC)

28 Dec 13

Mariposa (CARP)

14 Dec 13 11 89

Marysville (CAMA)

19 Dec 13

Merced NWR (CAMW)

3 Jan 14

Mineral (CAMI)

18 Dec 13

Mojave River Valley (CAMJ)

29 Dec 13 121

Mono Lake (CAML)

17 Dec 13

Monterey Peninsula (CAMP)

27 Dec 13

Morongo Valley (CAMV)

14 Dec 13

Morro Bay (CAMR)

14 Dec 13

Moss Landing (CAMD)

1 Jan 14

Mount Hamilton (CAMH)

30 Dec 13

Mount Shasta (CAMS)

21 Dec 13

Oakhurst (CAOK)

20 Dec 13

Oakland (CAOA)

15 Dec 13

Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad (CAOV)

21 Dec 13

Orange County (coastal) (CAOC)

29 Dec 13

Orange County (northeastern) (CAON)

15 Dec 13

Oroville (CAOR)

29 Dec 13

Palo Alto (CAPA)

16 Dec 13

Palos Verdes Peninsula (CAPP)

22 Dec 13

Panoche Valley (CAPN)

5 Jan 14

Pasadena – San Gabriel Valley (CAPS)

14 Dec 13

Peace Valley (CAPV)

17 Dec 13

Pinnacles NP (CAPI)

4 Jan 14

Point Reyes Peninsula (CAPR)

21 Dec 13

Putah Creek (CAPC)

15 Dec 13

Rancho Santa Fe (CARS)

4 Jan 14

Red Bluff (CARB)

22 Dec 13 24 117

Redding (CARE)

27 Dec 13

Redlands (Mill Creek) (CARM)

14 Dec 13

Rio Cosumnes (CARC)

2 Jan 14

Sacramento (CASM)

22 Dec 13

Salton Sea (north) (CASH)

4 Jan 14

Salton Sea (south) (CASS)

17 Dec 13

San Bernardino Valley (CASO)

21 Dec 13

San Diego (CASD)

14 Dec 13

San Fernando Valley (CASV)

21 Dec 13

San Francisco (CASF)

27 Dec 13

San Jacinto Lake (CASL)

17 Dec 13

San Joaquin River Gorge (CAJO)

14 Dec 13

San Jose (CASJ)

15 Dec 13

San Juan Capistrano (CASU)

14 Dec 13

Santa Ana River Valley (CASA)

15 Dec 13

Santa Barbara (CASB)

4 Jan 14

Santa Clarita (CACI)

23 Dec 13

Santa Cruz County (CASC)

14 Dec 13

Santa Cruz Island (CACZ)

16 Dec 13

Santa Maria-Guadalupe (CASG)

22 Dec 13

Santa Rosa (CASR)

15 Dec 13

Sequoia NP (CASQ)

14 Dec 13

Sierra Valley (CASY)

15 Dec 13

Sonoma Valley (CASZ)

27 Dec 13

Sonora (CASN)

14 Dec 13

South Fork Valley (CASK)

4 Jan 14

South Lake Tahoe (CASE)

14 Dec 13

Springville (CASP)

14 Dec 13 19 136

Stockton (CAST)

15 Dec 13

Tall Trees (CATT)

2 Jan 14

Tehachapi (CATE)

23 Dec 13 5 82

Tejon Ranch (CATJ)

20 Dec 13

Thousand Oaks (CATO)

22 Dec 13

Tule Lake (CATL)

5 Jan 14

Ukiah (CAUK)

14 Dec 13

Ventura (CAVE)

4 Jan 14

Wallace-Bellota (CAWB)

28 Dec 13

Western Sonoma County (CAWS)

29 Dec 13

Willow Creek (CAWC)

21 Dec 13

Woodfords (CAWO)

14 Dec 13

Yosemite NP (CAYO)

15 Dec 13

Yreka (CAYR)

19 Dec 13

Yuma (Martinez Lake) (AZMY)

14 Dec 13

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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:

Restarted Counts: Mammoth Lakes

Discontinued counts:

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 more than 200 species?

Highest Species Count Circle?

Lowest Species Count Circle?

Nice birds:

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, 2013 - January 5, 2014


THURSDAY, January 2, 2014

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

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

FRIDAY, January 3, 2014

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

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

SATURDAY, January 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Joan Murdoch, email: casbcbc@gmail.com; or sign up on the website: http://casbbirdcount.org

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

Ventura, Ventura County: Coordinator: Karl Krause

SUNDAY, January 5, 2014

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

Kaweah, Tulare County: Compilers: Dane Fagundes and Rob Hansen, Coordinator: John Lockhart, Phone: (559) 303-9706

Kern River Valley, Kern County: Compiler: Tim Ludwick

Panoche Valley, San Benito/Fresno Counties: Compiler: Clay Kempf, Phone: (831) 761-8260

Tule Lake, Siskiyou County: Compiler: Kevin Spencer: Phone: (541) 884-5739 (h) or (541) 880-8015 (c) Please join the fun and contact compiler to participate!


AFTER THE COUNTS - CHECK THE CBC4Kids IN JANUARY 2014

CBC4Kids (ages 8-16) and with events now in nearly a dozen Northern Ca locations it would be nice awareness to list them. We have 150 CBC4Kids events now in the US and Canada.

Listen for NPR BirdNote Piece that will be on  in December- 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.


December 14, 2014 - January 5, 2015


SUNDAY, December 14, 2014

Last Quarter
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

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

First Quarter
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

SUNDAY, January 4, 2015

FULL MOON -

MONDAY, January 5, 2015


TBA

 

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

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