Once you have registered, click on the following links to download:

Christmas Bird Count Checklist pdf format
Suggestion: print page one of checklist, turn the paper over and print page two to make a tri-fold checklist.

Rare Bird Report Form pdf format
This form is needed for any bird not on the checklist, and birds marked on the checklist with an asterisk.


Google Maps KRV CBC  circle map

Sector map:
KRV CBC circle map with sector descriptions for your GPS unit (download KRV_CBC.kml)

Kern River Valley Christmas Bird Count

The 2018-19 Kern River Valley Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, December 30, 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. 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 required.

Your registration is requested by December 20th to properly organize sector groups for thorough coverage of the entire area.

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: https://ordernow.menudrive.com/pizzabarn)

Count Compilers: Tim Ludwick and 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, December 29, 2018.


Please share all ebird checklists with KRV.CBC@gmail.com and send your sector compiled information to our Count Compilers:

Alison Sheehey natureali@gmail.com

Tim Ludwick tjludwick@gmail.com

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