The 2018-19 Kern River
Valley Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday,
2018. Rain or shine.
This is the 40th
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.
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.
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
Your registration is requested by December 20th to properly
organize sector groups for thorough coverage of the entire
Our annual Christmas
Bird Count will be on Sunday, December 30, 2018, dawn to dusk,
rain or shine! It will be followed as usual with our
compilation dinner at Pizza Barn: 11401
Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238 at 6PM. (preview
their menu here:
Count Compilers: Tim Ludwick and Alison Sheehey please return all forms to
*NOTE: The South Fork CBC is a separate event
and coordinated independently by Denise LaBerteaux. The South
Fork count is on Saturday, December 29, 2018.