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Christmas Bird Count
Checklist pdf format
The 2020-21 Kern River Valley Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Rain or shine.
This is the 42nd 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 the circle may be counted. This year there will be no in person compilation. Groups in a family or socially distant pod may go together. No birders or scribes outside of these dynamics will be assigned as a group. Individuals will be assigned smaller areas depending on coverage, some are on foot only.
The results of over 2,000 counts in North America are compiled each year by the National Audubon Society and used to determine the annual distribution and fluctuation in numbers of North American birds. The Kern River Valley count is part of a continent-wide, citizen science, effort, with the published results used to assess the distribution and population of wintering birds. https://www.audubon.org/conservation/history-christmas-bird-count
Many birders and scribes 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
Our annual Christmas Bird Count will be on Sunday, January 3, 2021, dawn to dusk, rain or shine! Compilation dinner will be held via an online platform to be determined at 6:30 pm or earlier depending on group wishes.
Count Compiler: Alison Sheehey please return all forms to Alison.
*NOTE: The South Fork CBC is a separate event and coordinated independently by Denise LaBerteaux. The South Fork count is on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Please share all ebird checklists with KRV.CBC@gmail.com and send your sector compiled information to our Count Compilers:
What level of birder are you? *
Would you prefer to be a feeder watcher?
Would you prefer to be partnered with a more experienced birder?
Are you willing to be partnered with someone else?