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Schedule of 2021/22 and recap of 2020/21

California Christmas Bird Counts

DECEMBER 14, 2021 - JANUARY 5, 2022

In the results columns: COVID RESTRICTED COUNT RESULTS ARE IDENTIFIED BY RED TYPE. COUNTS NOT HELD DUE TO COVID ARE IDENTIFIED BY BLUE TYPE. Green means the count was held as a backyard bird count. Counts where compiler did not say whether the count was held are identified by black dashes.

COVID is still with us for the 21-22 CBC year. Vaccination numbers have increased activity in the field which may mean more counts, but also means bird numbers may be depressed with more people and noise disturbing habitats. Some CBCs had an increase over past years. Still analyzing the results.

No compilation dinners were held, did that mean teams were out in the field longer and found more birds or did birders give up early? More counts were scheduled although some were cancelled due to COVID.

Participants are normally assigned to areas based on their bird identification skill level and endurance. The count results are published online only by National Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Most counts are generally weather permitting so make sure you contact your compiler to verify that the count hasn't been postponed or cancelled.

This information is compiled and funded by Alison Sheehey, send pertinent info/updates to me: natureali@gmail.com

NOTE TO COMPILERS: Something to consider, for the count I compile, I have a dedicated Gmail account and eBird account solely for the CBC. All counters share their checklists to the account with no compiler contact other than via phone and email.

Send CBC rare bird and special aspect reports to the California CBC editor, John Sterling; jsterling@wavecable.com

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: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count 

RESULTS - preliminary

CBC Name  (count code)

21/22

DATE

20/21

Participants

20/21

# Species

American Valley (CAAV)

27 99

Anderson (CAAD)

--- ---

Angwin (CAAG)

1/1/22 31 127

Año Nuevo (CAAN)

1/2/22 62 153

Anza-Borrego Desert (CAAB)

12/19/21 78 111

Arcata (CAAR)

38 168

Ash Meadows (NVAM)

12/17/21 --- ---

Auburn (CAAA)

  --- ---

Bakersfield (CABA)

12/18/21 18 126

Bear Valley Springs (CABR)

1/3/22 --- ---

Benicia (CABE)

--- ---

Big Sur (CABG)

12/19/21 22 129

Bill Williams Delta (AZBW)

10 80

Bishop (CABI)

12/18/21 --- ---

Butterbredt Spring (CABS)

12/18/21 3 23

Cachuma (CACU)

12/29/21 44 150

Calaveras (CACA)

1/2/22 30 91

Calero-Morgan Hill (CACR)

12/27/21 81 144

California City (CACY)

5 60

Carpinteria (CACN)

12/18/21 --- ---

Carrizo Plain (CACP)

1/2/22 30 62

Caswell-Westley (CACW) 

1/2/22 --- ---

Centerville Beach to King Salmon (CACB)

56 175

Cheep Thrills (N. Marin) (CACT)

12/16/21 57 155

Chico (CACO)

12/18/21 33 113

China Lake (CACH) 

12/19/21 14 93

Claremont (CACM) Pomona Valley AS

12/18/21 88 149

Clear Lake (CACL)

12/18/21 37 127

Contra Costa County (CACC)

12/18/21 47 161

Crystal Springs (CACS)

12/18/21 91 181

Death Valley (CADV)

12/16/21 5 48

Del Norte County (CADN)

15 133

Diamond Valley (Lake Skinner) (CADM)

15 132

Eagle Lake (CAEL)

--- ---

East Contra Costa County (CAEC)

12/15/21 22 149

Eastern Alameda County (CAEA)

12/17/21 43 139

Elsinore (CAEN)

17 130

Escondido (CAES)

1/2/22 86 155

Etna (CAET)

20 85

Fall River Mills (CAFR)

12/18/21 16 119

Folsom (CAFO)

--- ---

Fort Bragg (CAFB)

12/27/21 45 134

Grass Mountain (CAGM)

14 100

Grass Valley (CAGV)

--- ---

Groveland (CAGR) discontinued?

--- ---

Havasu NWR (AZHV)

--- ---

Hayward-Fremont (CAHF)

12/19/21 72 182

Honey Lake (CAHL)

--- ---

Idyllwild (CAID)

12 107

Joshua Tree N.P. (CAJT)

16 58

Kaweah (CAKA)

16 116

Kern River Valley (CAKR)

1/2/22 20 124

La Purisima (CALU)

12/19/21 16 145

LaGrange-Waterford (CALW)

12/18/21 --- ---

Lake Almanor (CALR)

7 75

Lake Henshaw (CALH)

12/20/21 28 125

Lancaster (CALN)

29 125

Lincoln (CALC)

--- ---

Long Beach-El Dorado (CALB)

--- ---

Los Angeles (CALA)

34 188

Los Banos (CALS)

--- ---

Lost Lake/Fresno (CALL)

12/19/21 20 118

Malibu (CAMU)

52 150

Mammoth Lakes (CAMM)

12/19/21 14 81

Manchester (Mendocino Coast) (CAMN)

1/2/22 31 130

Marin County (southern) (CAMC)

1/1/22 --- ---

Mariposa (CARP)

12/18/21 --- ---

Martinez Lake (Yuma) (AZMY)

1/2/22 34 111

Marysville (CAMA)

--- ---

Merced NWR (CAMW)

--- ---

Mineral (CAMI)

3 27

Mojave River Valley (CAMJ)

12 114

Mono Lake (CAML)

12/21/21 14 55

Monterey Peninsula (CAMP)

12/27/21 --- ---

Morongo Valley (CAMV)

37 102

Morro Bay (CAMR)

12/19/2021 104 202

Moss Landing (CAMD)

1/2/22 --- ---

Mount Hamilton (CAMH)

1/2/22 --- ---

Mount Shasta (CAMS)

24 113

Oakhurst (CAOK)

15 90

Oakland (CAOA)

12/19/21 --- ---

Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad (CAOV)

12/26/21 80 183

Orange County (coastal) (CAOC)

1/2/22 --- ---

Orange County (northeastern) (CAON)

12/19/21 --- ---

Orange Cty (San Juan Capistrano) (CASU)

12/26/21 --- ---

Oroville (CAOR)

1/2/22 26 122

Palo Alto (CAPA)

12/20/21 112 171

Palos Verdes Peninsula (CAPP)

33 167

Panoche Valley (CAPN)

--- ---

Pasadena - San Gabriel Valley (CAPS)

12/18/21 49 172

Peace Valley (CAPV)

--- ---

Pinnacles NP (CAPI)

--- ---

Pixley NWR (CAPX)

12/15/21 6 84

Point Reyes Peninsula (CAPR)

12/18/21 --- ---

Puente Chino Hills (new)

12/31/21 --- ---

Putah Creek (CAPC)

55 143

Rancho Santa Fe (CARS)

12/30/21 102 204

Red Bluff (CARB)

13 106

Red Rock Canyon (CARR)

6 33

Redding (CARE)

12/28/21 17 129

Redlands (Mill Creek) (CARM)

14 105

Richmond (new)

1/2/22

Rio Cosumnes (CARC)

--- ---

Sacramento (CASM)

--- ---

Salton Sea (north) (CASH)

--- ---

Salton Sea (south) (CASS)

--- ---

San Bernardino Valley (CASO)

22 124

San Diego (CASD)

12/18/21 114 220

San Fernando Valley (CASV)

48 140

San Francisco (CASF)

12/28/21 102 190

San Jacinto Lake (CASL)

26 156

San Jose (CASJ)

12/19/21 69 173

Santa Ana River Valley (CASA)

17 147

Santa Barbara (CASB)

1/1/22 153 206

Santa Clarita (CACI)

28 133

Santa Cruz County (CASC)

12/18/21 88 168

Santa Cruz Island (CACZ)

3 62

Santa Maria-Guadalupe (CASG)

12/26/21 19 147

Santa Rosa (CASR)

12/19/21 51 128

Sequoia NP (CASQ)

18 67

Sherman Island (CASX)

--- ---

Sierra Army Depot (CAAS)

--- ---

Sierra Valley (CASY)

11 69

Sonoma Valley (CASZ)

12/29/21 90 167

Sonora (CASN)

12/18/21 31 100

South Fork Valley (CASK)

1/1/22 17 94

South Lake Tahoe (CASE)

26 87

Springville (CASP)

12/18/21 24 123

Stockton (CAST)

12/19/21 --- ---

Tall Trees (CATT)

14 122

Tehachapi (CATE)

7 101

Tejon Ranch (CATJ)

--- ---

Thousand Oaks (CATO)

12/19/21 74 194

Tule Lake (CATL)

7 90

Ukiah (CAUK)

12/18/21 51 124

Ventura (CAVE)

12/18/21 94 185

Wallace-Bellota (CAWB)

--- ---

Western Sonoma County (CAWS)

1/2/22 100 184

Willow Creek (CAWC)

16 82

Woodfords (CAWO)

--- ---

Yosemite NP (CAYO)

28 67

Yreka (CAYR)

18 113

OTHER STATE COUNT WEBSITES

Arizona CBCs - Tucson Audubon

Utah CBCs - Utah Birds


2020/2021 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there? 98 held

How many CA CBCs were officially cancelled due to COVID? 43

How many CA CBCs became backyard bird counts only? 4

Restarted counts = none

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 19

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 7

Highest Number of Participants? 153 Santa Barbara

Lowest Number of Participants? 3 - Butterbredt, Mineral, Santa Cruz Island

California Counts with less than 100 species? 25

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 68

California Counts with 200 or more species? Morro Bay, Rancho Santa Fe,
Santa Barbara, San Diego

Highest Species Count Circle? 220 - San Diego

Lowest Species Count Circle? 23 - Butterbredt Spring

New section: In remembrance of the birders we lost.

In Remembrance 2020 - Penny Lewis, Elizabeth Leite, Pete Sands 

2019/2020 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there = 137 scheduled (5 missing dates but may have been held)

Restarted counts = Bear Valley Springs

Discontinued counts = Lake Yosemite/Merced

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 25

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 19

Highest Number of Participants? 254 Oakland

Lowest Number of Participants? 2 Mineral

California Counts with less than 100 species? 44

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

California Counts with 200 or more species? 2

Highest Species Count Circle? 213 San Diego

Lowest Species Count Circle? 16 Mineral

In Remembrance 2019 - DeeDee DeLorenzo, Dave Furseth, Dan Guthrie, Mike McQuerrey

2018/2019 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there = 140 scheduled

New counts = Sherman Island, Sierra Army Depot

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 27

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 13

Highest Number of Participants? 295 Oakland

Lowest Number of Participants? 4 Mineral & Tehachapi

California Counts with less than 100 species? 38

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

California Counts with 200 or more species? San Diego 217, Coastal Orange County 203, Morro Bay 204

Highest Species Count Circle? San Diego 217

Lowest Species Count Circle? Sierra Army Depot 32

2017/2018 Highlights

How many CA CBCs were there in 2017/18 = 138 scheduled

New counts: Pixley NWR, Willits

California Counts with between 50-100 participants? 26

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 15

Highest Number of Participants? 284 Oakland

Lowest Number of Participants? 5 Mineral and California City

California Counts with less than 100 species? 35

California Counts with at least 100 but less than 200 species? 97

California Counts with 200 or more species? Morro Bay 202, Point Reyes Peninsula 202, Santa Barbara 203, San Diego 217

Highest Species Count Circle? 217 species San Diego

Lowest Species Count Circle? 18 Red Rock Canyon

Nice birds: Blackburnian Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart

2016/2017 Highlights

How many CA CBCs are there in 2016/17 = 137 scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 15/16 = 138

New counts: Lake Yosemite-Merced

Discontinued counts: Bear Valley Springs

California Counts with more than 100 participants? Morro Bay, Oakland,

Highest Number of Participants? Oakland 269

California Counts with 200 or more species? Morro Bay, Moss Landing, Orange County coastal,

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? 33

California Counts with more than 100 participants? 15

Highest Number of Participants? Oakland 277

Lowest Number of Participants? Buena Vista

California Counts with less than 100 species? 35

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

California Counts with 200 or more species? 4

Highest Species Count Circle? San Diego 219

Lowest Species Count Circle? Mineral

In Remembrance 2015 - John Lockhart

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

Highest Number of Participants? Santa Barbara - 266

Lowest Number of Participants? Ash Meadows NWR - 3

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

In Remembrance 2012 - Rich Stallcup

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

In Remembrance 2010 - Mike San Miguel

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?  80?F San Juan Capistrano

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

Most expanded range? Eurasian Collared Dove

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

Most irruptive species? Varied Thrush


December 14, 2021 - January 5, 2022

Schedule by Date


PATIENCE FRIENDS. Time and money inhibited my updating the list. The site is now on a new server and I am hoping it will be a seamless transition for all of you.

This season only brings three weekends for counts, if you are a compiler please send natureali@gmail.com your dates as soon as you know them.

PLEASE CONTACT COMPILERS WELL IN ADVANCE, SO THEY MAY PLAN ACCORDING TO NUMBER AND EXPERTISE OF PARTICIPANTS. ONLY DATES BELOW ARE CONFIRMED, the rest of the list is found below.



TUESDAY, December 14, 2021

National Roast Chestnut Day

 

WEDNESDAY, December 15, 2021

NATIONAL LEMON CUPCAKE DAY

BILL OF RIGHTS DAY

East Contra Costa County: Contact: Jerry Britten. mdascentralcbc@gmail.com

Pixley NWR, Tulare County: Compiler: Joan Parker (559) 359-0517

THURSDAY, December 16, 2021

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

Death Valley, Inyo County: Compiler: Carol Fields, Phone: 760-786-3252

FRIDAY, December 17, 2021

National Maple Syrup Day

Wright Brothers Day

Ash Meadows NWR, Nye County, NV & Inyo County, CA

Eastern Alameda, Alameda County: Compiler: Jeff Miller, (510) 499-9185

SATURDAY, December 18, 2021

  Moon phase - FULL MOON 

Bake Cookies Day

INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

Bakersfield, Kern County: Compiler: John Wilson

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

Butterbredt, Kern County: Compiler: Chuck Bragg, Phone: 310-454-9662

Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, John Callender

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

Claremont (Pomona Valley Audubon), Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties: Coordinator: Seth Thompson; pomonavalleyaudubon@gmail.com

Clear Lake, Lake County: Compiler: Redbud Audubon Society, Phone: (707) 263-8030

Contra Costa County: Contact: Jerry Britten. mdascentralcbc@gmail.com

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

Fall River Mills, Shasta County: Compilers: Bob & Carol Yutzy

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

Mariposa, Mariposa County: Compilers: Cheryl Johnson & Karen Amstutz

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

Point Reyes Peninsula, Marin County: Compiler: George Curth: ptreyescbc@gmail.com

San Diego, San Diego County: Compiler: Justyn Stahl

Santa Cruz County: Compilers: Alex Rinkert: Phone: (831) 431-8030; Phil Brown: Phone: (831) 334-4249; and Nick Levondosky

Sequoia NP, Tulare County: Compiler: Katie Wightman: (559) 565-4251

Sonora, Tuolumne County: Compiler: Steven Umland

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

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

Ventura, Ventura County: Compiler:  Frank DeMartino, Phone  (856) 906-8733

SUNDAY, December 19, 2021

Oatmeal Muffin Day

Anza-Borrego, San Diego County: Compiler: Jim Dice

Big Sur, Monterey County: Compiler: Blake Matheson

China Lake, Kern & San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Peter Woodman

Hayward-Fremont,  Alameda County: Compilers: Phil and Pat Gordon

La Purisima, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: John Deacon, Phone: (805) 934-2873

Lost Lake, Fresno & Madera Counties: Coordinators: Kevin Enns-Rempel and Rachel Clark

Mammoth Lakes, Mono County: Compiler: Nora Livingston: Phone: 415-686-1935

Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County: Compiler: Jay Carroll

Oakland, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties: Compilers: Dawn Lemoine and Viviana Wolinsky. oaklandcbc@goldengateaudubon.org

Orange County (Northeastern): Sea & Sage Audubon. Compiler: Doug Lithgow

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

San Jose, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Mike Azevedo

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County: Coordinator: Gene Hunn

Stockton, San Joaquin County: Compiler: Jim Rowoth

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

MONDAY, December 20, 2021

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY

Lake Henshaw, San Diego County: Compiler: Gretchen Cummings

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

TUESDAY, December 21, 2021

WINTER SOLSTICE

HAPPY YULE

Mono Lake, Mono County: Compiler: Nora Livingston: Phone: 415-686-1935

WEDNESDAY, December 22, 2021

National Date Nut Bread Day

 

THURSDAY, December 23, 2021

HAPPY FESTIVUS

 

FRIDAY, December 24, 2021

NATIONAL EGGNOG DAY

SATURDAY, December 25, 2021

MERRY CHRISTMAS

SUNDAY, December 26, 2021

 Moon Phase  Last Quarter

KWANZAA BEGINS

HAPPY BOXING DAY

Oceanside, San Diego County: Compilers: Tim Burr

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

Santa Maria-Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: John Deacon

MONDAY, December 27, 2021

National Fruitcake Day

Calero-Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Rick Herder

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

Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County: Compiler: Rita Carratello 

TUESDAY, December 28, 2021

National Chocolate Candy Day

Redding, Shasta County: Co-compilers: Randy Bush (rbush10@hotmail.com); Bill Oliver, Phone: (530) 941-7741

San Francisco, San Francisco County, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Compilers Dan Murphy and Alan Hopkins

WEDNESDAY, December 29, 2021

National Pepper Pot Day

Cachuma, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: Peter Schneekloth

Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County: Compiler: Gene & Nancy Hunn

THURSDAY, December 30, 2021

Bacon Day

Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County: Compilers: Robert Patton and Randy Bush

FRIDAY, December 31, 2021

Universal Hour of Peace

Puente Chino Hills (Orange County): Sea and Sage Audubon

SATURDAY, January 1, 2022

KWANZAA ENDS

Happy NEW YEAR!

Angwin, Napa County: Compiler: Murray Berner, Phone: (707) 224-5897

Marin (Southern), Marin County: Compilers: Ed Nute and Bob Hinz: smcbc.marinaudubon@gmail.com

Moss Landing, Santa Cruz/Monterey (with a little bit of San Benito thrown in too!) Counties: Compiler: Kat Bailey

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co. Compilers: Rebecca Coulter, Jared Dawson, casb.cbc@gmail.com 

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

SUNDAY, January 2, 2022

Moon Phase  New Moon

National Science Fiction Day

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

Calaveras, Calaveras County: Compiler:  Keith & Sandra Maurer

Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo County, Compiler: Kathanne Lynch

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

Escondido, San Diego County County: Compiler: Ken Weaver

Kern River Valley, Kern County: Compiler: Ali Sheehey proof of vaccination required. click link to go to count page.

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

Martinez Lake (Yuma), Yuma County AZ & Imperial County CA: Contact: Lin Piest

Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Bob Hirt

Orange County (Coastal): Sea & Sage Audubon. Compiler: Bettina Eastman

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

Richmond, Contra Costa County: compilers – Derek Heins & Karyn Noel, RichmondCBC@goldengateaudubon.org

Western Sonoma County, Sonoma County: Compiler: Stacy Li: Phone: (707) 566-7937

MONDAY, January 3, 2022

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

Bear Valley Springs, Kern County: Compiler: Ron Melin

TUESDAY, January 4, 2022

World Braille Day

National Trivia Day

 

WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2022

National Bird Day

 


TBD - if you know the date send a note to natureali@gmail.com

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

Anderson, Shasta County: Compiler: Brooke McDonald 

Arcata, Humboldt County: Compiler: Tony Kurz

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

Bill Williams Delta, La Paz and Mohave Counties, AZ & San Bernardino County, CA: Compiler: Marge Penton

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

Centerville Beach to King Salmon, Humboldt County: Compiler: Sean McAllister

Del Norte, Del Norte County: Compiler: Alan Barron

Eagle Lake, Lassen County: Compiler: Frank Hall, fagrhall@frontiernet.net

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

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

Grass Mountain, Los Angeles County: Contact: Becky Kitto

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

Groveland, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties: Compiler: Central Sierra Audubon: no compiler

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Mohave County, AZ & San Bernardino County, CA: Compiler: Marge Penton

Honey Lake, Lassen County: Compiler: Compiler Matt Forster findforster@yahoo.com
Idyllwild, Riverside County: Contact: Robin Roberts

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

Kaweah, Tulare County: Compiler: Rob Hansen; Text or phone (559) 799-7181 (identify yourself in any text)

Lake Almanor, Plumas County: Compiler: Ryan Burnett

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

Lake Skinner-Diamond Valley: Riverside County: Compiler: Joe Sherrock

Lancaster, Los Angeles/Kern Counties: Compiler: Mary & Nick Freeman, Phone: (818) 636-4361

Lincoln, Placer County: Compiler: Ed Pandolfino

Long Beach-El Dorado Audubon, Los Angeles County: Coordinator: Mary Parsell or Larry & Karen Lee

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Dan Cooper

Los Banos, Merced County: Compiler: Harold Reeve, Coordinator: John Fulton

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

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

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

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

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

Morongo Valley, San Bernardino & Riverside Counties: Compilers: Joe Zarki (760) 366-8913 

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

Oakhurst, Madera County: Compiler: Vernon Johnson

Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Vincent Lloyd: Phone: (310) 706-1230 (c)

Panoche Valley, San Benito/Fresno Counties: Compiler: Debi Shearwater

Peace Valley, Sutter/Butte Counties, Compiler: Bruce Deuel

Pinnacles National Park, San Benito/Monterey Counties: Compilers: Daniel George, Steve  Lombardi, Rusty Scalf, Phone: (925) 735-8332

Red Bluff, Tehama County, Compiler: Michele Swartout, 530-526-1243

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

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

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

Sacramento, Sacramento County: Compiler:  Dan Williams

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

Salton Sea South, Imperial County: Compiler: Adam Searcy

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

San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Alexander deBarros

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

Santa Ana River Valley, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Bob Packard, Phone: (951) 315-1451

Santa Clarita, Los Angeles: Compiler: Brian Bielfelt

Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County: select Audubon-TNC staff only

Sherman Island, Solano, Contra Costa, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Counties: Compiler, Logan Kahle

Sierra Army Depot, Lassen County: Compiler, Tobiah Mogavero

Sierra Valley, Plumas and Sierra Counties: Compiler: Colin Dillingham, Phone: (530) 394-8129  plumasaudubon@gmail.com

South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County (Douglas Co. NV): Contact: Sarah Hockensmith

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

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

Tejon Ranch, Kern County: Compiler: Tim Bulone

Tule Lake, Modoc & Siskiyou County: Compiler: Kevin Spencer: Phone: (541) 880-8015 (c)

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

Willow Creek, Humboldt & Trinity Counties: Compiler: Birgitte Elbek Phone: (707) 267-4140

Woodfords, Alpine County: Coordinator: Tim Fitzer, Phone: (916) 870-5207 or Compiler: Dan Brown

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

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

Please join the fun and contact compiler to participate!


TBD - CHECK THE CBC4Kids COUNTS IN SPRING 2022

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.

Sacramento Kids Count - At the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Compiler: Maureen Geiger (916) 444-0804 mkgeiger@comcast.net

Annual Teen Christmas Count, Wm. Pond Park; Coordinator: Wendy Money (916) 205-3194 wendydougm@msn.com and Compiler: Sandra Steurer (916) 580-8398 sasteurer@yahoo.com

January 22, 2022, Santa Barbara Winter Bird Count for Kids info at www.santabarbaraaudubon.org

Marin Christmas Bird Count for Kids, (aka - ywbc) Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary (bilingual)

December 11, 2021, Napa County  Christmas Bird Count for Kids Napa Solano Audubon, 9:00 - 1:00 Saturday, Connolly Ranch - 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa, CA 94558. Parking lot on Thompson Ave.

Petaluma  Christmas Bird Count for Kids Madrone Audubon - contact Al Hesla: 707- 486-9030

Sonoma Valley Christmas Bird Count for Kids: email: Phone: 707-939-8007

Spring Lake Regional Park CBC4Kids - 10:00am to 12:00pm. Questions or Sign-ups: Susan Kirks or call 707-241-5548.

Point Reyes CBC4Kids contact - Pt. Reyes Nat. Seashore Association

Mayacamas CBC 4 Kids -  Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA 

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

 

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