Schedule of 2015/16 and recap of 2015/16

California Christmas Bird Counts

DECEMBER 14, 2015 - JANUARY 5, 2016

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)

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: http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count  

RESULTS - preliminary

CBC Name  (count code)

15/16

DATE

15/16

Participants

15/16

# Species

American Valley (CAAV)

19 Dec 15

Anderson River (CAAD)

20 Dec 15

Angwin (CAAG)

1 Jan 16

Año Nuevo (CAAN)

2 Jan 16

Anza-Borrego Desert (CAAB)

20 Dec 15

Arcata (CAAR)

19 Dec 15

Ash Meadows (NVAM)

20 Dec 15    

Auburn (CAAA)

19 Dec 15    

Bakersfield (CABA)

16 Dec 15 17 135

Bear Valley Springs (CABR)

29 Dec 15

Benicia (CABE)

14 Dec 15

Big Sur (CABG)

20 Dec 15

Bill Williams Delta (AZBW)

28 Dec 15

Bishop (CABI)

19 Dec 15

Buena Vista (CABV)

25 Dec 15 1 69

Butterbredt Spring (CABS)

19 Dec 15

Cachuma (CACU)

29 Dec 15

Calaveras (CACA)

2 Jan 16

Calero-Morgan Hill (CACR)

27 Dec 15

California City (new)

19 Dec 15

Carpinteria (CACN)

19 Dec 15

Carrizo Plain (CACP)

2 Jan 16

Caswell-Westley (CACW) 

3 Jan 16

Centerville Beach to King Salmon (CACB)

3 Jan 16

Cheep Thrills (N. Marin) (CACT)

17 Dec 15

Chico (CACO)

19 Dec 15

China Lake (CACH) 

20 Dec 15

Claremont (CACM) Pomona Valley AS

19 Dec 15

Clear Lake (CACL)

19 Dec 15

Contra Costa County (CACC)

19 Dec 15

Crystal Springs (CACS)

19 Dec 15

Death Valley (CADV)

2 Jan 16

Del Norte County (CADN)

20 Dec 15

Diamond Valley-Lake Skinner (CADM)

19 Dec 15 6 113

Eagle Lake (CAEL)

17 Dec 15

East Contra Costa County (CAEC)

16 Dec 15

Eastern Alameda County (CAEA)

18 Dec 15

Elsinore (CAEN)

26 Dec 15

Escondido (CAES)

2 Jan 16

Etna (CAET)

3 Jan 16

Fall River Mills (CAFR)

2 Jan 16

Folsom (CAFO)

3 Jan 16

Fort Bragg (CAFB)

27 Dec 15

Grass Mountain (CAGM)

26 Dec 15

Grass Valley (CAGV)

2 Jan 16

Groveland (CAGR)

16 Dec 15

Havasu NWR (AZHV)

29 Dec 15

Hayward-Fremont (CAHF)

20 Dec 15

Honey Lake (CAHL)

15 Dec 15

Idyllwild (CAID)

20 Dec 15

Joshua Tree N.P. (CAJT)

27 Dec 15

Kaweah (CAKA)

2 Jan 16

Kern River Valley (CAKR)

3 Jan 16

La Purisima (CALU)

20 Dec 15

LaGrange-Waterford (CALW)

19 Dec 15

Lake Almanor (CALR)

17 Dec 15

Lake Henshaw (CALH)

21 Dec 15

Lancaster (CALN)

19 Dec 15

Lincoln (CALC)

29 Dec 15

Long Beach-El Dorado (CALB)

19 Dec 15

Los Angeles (CALA)

3 Jan 16

Los Banos (CALS)

28 Dec 15

Lost Lake/Fresno (CALL)

19 Dec 15

Malibu (CAMU)

20 Dec 15

Mammoth Lakes (CAMM)

20 Dec 15

Manchester (Mendocino Coast) (CAMN)

2 Jan 16

Marin County (southern) (CAMC)

26 Dec 15

Mariposa (CARP)

19 Dec 15

Martinez Lake (Yuma) (AZMY)

19 Dec 15

Marysville (CAMA)

22 Dec 15

Merced NWR (CAMW)

30 Dec 15

Mineral (CAMI)

17 Dec 15 7 35

Mojave River Valley (CAMJ)

27 Dec 15

Mono Lake (CAML)

14 Dec 15

Monterey Peninsula (CAMP)

27 Dec 15

Morongo Valley (CAMV)

20 Dec 15

Morro Bay (CAMR)

19 Dec 15

Moss Landing (CAMD)

1 Jan 16

Mount Hamilton (CAMH)

28 Dec 15

Mount Shasta (CAMS)

19 Dec 15

Oakhurst (CAOK)

18 Dec 15

Oakland (CAOA)

20 Dec 15

Oceanside-Vista-Carlsbad (CAOV)

27 Dec 15

Orange County (coastal) (CAOC)

3 Jan 16

Orange County (northeastern) (CAON)

20 Dec 15

Orange Cty (San Juan Capistrano) (CASU)

26 Dec 15

Oroville (CAOR)

3 Jan 16

Palo Alto (CAPA)

21 Dec 15

Palos Verdes Peninsula (CAPP)

27 Dec 15

Panoche Valley (CAPN)

3 Jan 16

Pasadena – San Gabriel Valley (CAPS)

19 Dec 15

Peace Valley (CAPV)

15 Dec 15

Pinnacles NP (CAPI)

2 Jan 16

Point Reyes Peninsula (CAPR)

19 Dec 15

Putah Creek (CAPC)

20 Dec 15

Rancho Santa Fe (CARS)

29 Dec 15

Red Bluff (CARB)

3 Jan 16

Red Rock Canyon (CARR)

2 Jan 16

Redding (CARE)

27 Dec 15

Redlands (Mill Creek) (CARM)

19 Dec 15

Rio Cosumnes (CARC)

4 Jan 16

Sacramento (CASM)

27 Dec 15

Salton Sea (north) (CASH)

2 Jan 16

Salton Sea (south) (CASS)

15 Dec 15

San Bernardino Valley (CASO)

26 Dec 15

San Diego (CASD)

19 Dec 15

San Fernando Valley (CASV)

19 Dec 15

San Francisco (CASF)

29 Dec 15

San Jacinto Lake (CASL)

22 Dec 15

San Joaquin River Gorge (CAJO)

San Jose (CASJ)

20 Dec 15

Santa Ana River Valley (CASA)

20 Dec 15

Santa Barbara (CASB)

2 Jan 16

Santa Clarita (CACI)

26 Dec 15

Santa Cruz County (CASC)

19 Dec 15

Santa Cruz Island (CACZ)

21 Dec 15

Santa Maria-Guadalupe (CASG)

27 Dec 15

Santa Rosa (CASR)

20 Dec 15

Sequoia NP (CASQ)

19 Dec 15

Sierra Valley (CASY)

15 Dec 15 12 58

Sonoma Valley (CASZ)

30 Dec 15

Sonora (CASN)

19 Dec 15

South Fork Valley (CASK)

2 Jan 16

South Lake Tahoe (CASE)

14 Dec 15

Springville (CASP)

19 Dec 15 27 142

Stockton (CAST)

20 Dec 15

Tall Trees (CATT)

5 Jan 16

Tehachapi (CATE)

21 Dec 15

Tejon Ranch (CATJ)

18 Dec 15

Thousand Oaks (CATO)

20 Dec 15

Tule Lake (CATL)

3 Jan 16

Ukiah (CAUK)

19 Dec 15

Ventura (CAVE)

3 Jan 16

Wallace-Bellota (CAWB)

2 Jan 16

Western Sonoma County (CAWS)

27 Dec 15

Willow Creek (CAWC)

27 Dec 15

Woodfords (CAWO)

2 Jan 16

Yosemite NP (CAYO)

20 Dec 15

Yreka (CAYR)

17 Dec 15

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2015/2016 Highlights

How many CA CBCs are there in 2015/16 = ?? scheduled

Did the # go up or down or stay the same? 14/15 =

New counts: California City

Restarted Counts: Groveland

Discontinued counts:

California Counts with between 50-100 participants?

California Counts with more than 100 participants?

Highest Number of Participants?

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 200 or more species?

Highest Species Count Circle?

Lowest Species Count Circle?

Nice birds:

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

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

PLEASE CONTACT COMPILERS WELL AHEAD OF TIME, SO THEY MAY PLAN ACCORDING TO NUMBER AND EXPERTISE OF PARTICIPANTS.


 December 14, 2015 - January 5, 2016


MONDAY, December 14, 2015

HANUKKAH ENDS

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

*Mono Lake, Mono County: Compiler: Kristie Nelson, Phone: (760) 709-1670

*South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County (Douglas Co. NV): Compiler: Will Richardson, Phone: (530) 587-6895

TUESDAY, December 15, 2015

*Honey Lake, Lassen County: Compiler: Tim Manolis, Phone: (916) 485-9009

*Peace Valley, Sutter/Butte Counties, Compilers: Bruce Deuel, and Pete Sands: Phone: (530) 846-5142

*Salton Sea South, Imperial County: Compiler: Adam Searcy and Justyn Stahl

*Sierra Valley, Plumas and Sierra Counties: Compiler: Colin Dillingham, Phone: (530) 394-8129

WEDNESDAY, December 16, 2015

*Bakersfield, Kern County: Compiler: John Wilson

*East Contra Costa County: Compilers: Jimm Edgar & Maury Stern, Phone: (510) 658-2330

*Groveland, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties: Compiler: Central Sierra Audubon:  Jeanne Ridgley

THURSDAY, December 17, 2015

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

*Eagle Lake, Lassen County: Compilers: Lewis & Kay Oring; Phone (530) 825-3386

*Lake Almanor, Plumas County: Compiler: Ryan Burnett

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

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

FRIDAY, December 18, 2015

Moon phase - First Quarter

*Eastern Alameda, Alameda County: Compiler: Rich Cimino, Phone: (925) 353-0266

*Oakhurst, Madera County: Compilers: Vernon Johnson and Joe Frank

*Tejon Ranch, Kern County: Compiler: Phoebe Prather; by invitation only

SATURDAY, December 19, 2015

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

*Arcata, Humboldt County: Compiler: Daryl Coldren, Phone: (916) 384-8089

Auburn, Placer County: Compiler: Deren Ross, Phone: (530) 885-9740

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

*Butterbredt, Kern County: Compiler: Chuck Bragg

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

*Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, Rob Denholtz, Phone: (805) 684-4060

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

*Claremont (Pomona Valley Audubon), Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Dan Guthrie, Phone: (909) 239-5124

*Clear Lake, Lake County: Compiler: Darlene Hecomovich, Phone: (707) 928-5591

*Contra Costa County: Compilers: Jimm Edgar & Maury Stern, Phone: (510) 658-2330

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

*Diamond Valley-Lake Skinner, Riverside County: Compiler: Dave Furseth; Phone: (951) 834-2254

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

*Lancaster, Los Angeles/Kern Counties: Compiler: Mary & Nick Freeman, Phone: (818) 247-6172

Long Beach-El Dorado Audubon, Los Angeles County: Coordinator: Cindy Dunbar, Phone: (562) 331-1163

*Lost Lake, Fresno & Madera Counties: Compiler Kevin Enns-Rempel, Phone: (559) 313-4546

Mariposa, Mariposa County: Compilers: Len McKenzie, Phone: (209) 742-5579 or Lowell Young

*Martinez Lake (Yuma), Yuma County AZ & Imperial County CA: Compiler: Henry Detwiler, Phone: (928) 247-3098

*Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County: Compiler: Tom Edell

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

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

*Point Reyes Peninsula, Marin County: Email: ptreyescbc@gmail.com

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

*San Diego, San Diego County: Compilers: Steve Ritt

*San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Jim Moore, Phone: (661) 298-1130

Santa Cruz County: Compiler: Eric Feuss Phone: (831) 477-0280

Sequoia NP, Tulare County: Compiler: Savannah Boiano, Phone: (559) 565-4251

*Sonora Area, Tuolumne County: Compiler: Steven Umland, Phone: (209) 352-6985

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

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

SUNDAY, December 20, 2015

*Anderson River Park, Shasta County: Compiler: need an emergency fill in

*Anza-Borrego, San Diego County: Compiler: Robert Theriault

*Ash Meadows NWF, Nye County, NV & Inyo County, CA: Compiler: Will Thomas, Phone: (775) 372-5435

*Big Sur, Monterey County: Compiler: Blake Matheson, Phone: (831) 596-9990

*China Lake, Kern & San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Pete Woodman, Phone: (760) 861-3961

*Del Norte, Del Norte County: Compiler: Alan Barron; Contact person: Gary Lester, Phone: (707) 839-3373

*Hayward-Fremont,  Alameda County: Compilers: Phil and Pat Gordon, Phone: (510) 538-3550

*Idyllwild, Riverside County: Contact: Bob Packard, Phone: (951) 742-7935

*La Purisima, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: Alex Abela, Phone: (805) 934-2873

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

*Mammoth Lakes, Mono County: Compiler: Bill Taylor: Phone (760) 709-6964

*Morongo Valley, San Bernardino & Riverside Counties: Compilers: Dee Zeller (760) 363 7190 and Margaret Hogan

*Oakland, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties: Compilers: Dave Quady, Phone: (510) 704-9353 and Bob Lewis, Phone: (510) 845-5001

*Orange County (Northeastern): Sea & Sage Audubon. Compiler: Steve Alter

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

*San Jose, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Kirsten Holmquist

*Santa Ana River Valley, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Larry LaPre, Phone: (951) 697-5218

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County: Coordinator: Bill Doyle

*Stockton, San Joaquin County: Compiler: Jim Rowoth: Phone: (209) 487-3489

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

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

MONDAY, December 21, 2015

*Lake Henshaw, San Diego County: Compiler: Gretchen Cummings

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

*Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County: counter quota full - by invitation only

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

TUESDAY, December 22, 2015

WINTER SOLSTICE

HAPPY YULE

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

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

WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2015

HAPPY FESTIVUS

THURSDAY, December 24, 2015

FRIDAY, December 25, 2015

FULL MOON

MERRY CHRISTMAS

SATURDAY, December 26, 2015

 HAPPY BOXING DAY

KWANZAA BEGINS

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

*Grass Mountain, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Cal Yorke, website

*Marin (Southern), Marin County: Compilers: Ed Nute and Bob Hinz: email

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

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

*Santa Clarita, Los Angeles: Compiler: Brian Bielfelt

SUNDAY, December 27, 2015

*Calero-Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Ann Verdi, Phone: (408) 266-5108

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

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

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

*Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County: Compiler: Blake Matheson, Phone: (831) 596-9990

*Oceanside, San Diego County: Compiler: Andy Mauro

*Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Dave Moody: Phone: (310) 803-0396 (c) or (310) 798-9839 (h)

*Redding, Shasta County: Compiler: Bill Oliver, Phone: (530) 941-7741

*Sacramento, Sacramento County: Compiler:  Mark Cudney, Phone: (916) 987-2422

*Santa Maria-Guadalupe, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: Alex Abela, Phone: (805) 934-2873

*Western Sonoma County, Sonoma County: Compiler: Veronica Bowers: Phone: (707) 829-2955

Willow Creek, Humboldt & Trinity Counties: Compiler: Gary Lester, Phone: (707) 839-3373

MONDAY, December 28, 2015

*Bill Williams Delta, La Paz and Mohave Counties, AZ & San Bernardino County, CA: Compiler: Kathleen Blair, Phone: (928) 667-4144 x12

*Los Banos, Merced County: Compiler: Harold Reeve, Coordinator: John Fulton, Phone: (209) 826-1101

*Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara County: Compiler: Bob Hirt, Phone: (408) 821-2732

TUESDAY, December 29, 2015

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

*Cachuma, Santa Barbara County: Compiler: Alex Abela, Coordinator: Mark Holmgren; Phone: (805) 680-4045

*Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Mohave County, AZ & San Bernardino County, CA: Compiler: DeeDee DeLorenzo

*Lincoln, Placer County: Compiler: Ed Pandolfino

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

*San Francisco, San Francisco County, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Phone: (510) 843-2222; Compilers Dan Murphy and Alan Hopkins, Email: sfbirdcount@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, December 30, 2015

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

*Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County: Compiler: Gene & Nancy Hunn: Phone: 707-981-7301

THURSDAY, December 31, 2015

FRIDAY, January, 1, 2016

Moon phase - Last Quarter

KWANZAA ENDS

Happy NEW YEAR!

*Angwin, Napa County: Contact: Louise Vicencio, (707) 224-9386 or Compiler: Murray Berner, Phone: (707) 224-5897

*Moss Landing, Santa Cruz/Monterey (with a little bit of San Benito thrown in too!) Counties: Compiler: Bob Ramer, Phone: (831) 426-7342

SATURDAY, January 2, 2016

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

*Calaveras, Calaveras County: Compiler: Barry Boulton, Phone: (209) 596-0612

*Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo County, Compiler Roger Zachary, Phone (805) 466-6222

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

*Escondido, San Diego County County: Compiler: Ken Weaver, Phone: (760) 723-2448

*Fall River Mills, Shasta County: Compilers: Bob & Carol Yutzy rescheduled due to weather

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

*Kaweah, Tulare County: Compilers: Dane Fagundes and Rob Hansen

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

*Pinnacles National Park, San Benito/Monterey Counties: Compilers: Steve & Carol Lombardi,  Phone: (925) 735-8332

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

*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, webmaster.sbbirdcount@gmail.com.

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

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

*Woodfords, Alpine County: Coordinator: Tim Fitzer, Phone: (916) 870-5207 or Compiler: Andi Salmi, Phone: (916) 691-7216

SUNDAY, January 3, 2016

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

Centerville Beach to King Salmon, Humboldt County: Compiler: Gary Lester, Phone: (707) 839-3373

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

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

*Kern River Valley, Kern County: Compilers: Bob Barnes & Alison Sheehey

*Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Compiler: Dan Cooper

*Orange County (Coastal): Sea & Sage Audubon. Compiler: Steve Alter

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

*Panoche Valley, San Benito/Fresno Counties: Compiler: Clay Kempf

*Red Bluff, Tehama County, Compiler: Karen Scheuermann, Phone: (530) 347-1687

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

*Ventura, Ventura County: Compilers: Alexis Frangis and Frank DeMartino

MONDAY, January 4, 2016

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

TUESDAY, January 5, 2016

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


TBD

San Joaquin River Gorge, Fresno/Madera Counties: Compiler (s): Chuck Peck and Brandon Hill, Phone: (559) 978-2369


CHECK THE CBC4Kids COUNTS IN DECEMBER 2015 & JANUARY 2016

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.

Visit www.sonomabirding.com for information.

12 December 2015  8:30-12:30 - Marin Christmas Bird Count for Kids, (aka - ywbc) Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary (bilingual)

19 December 2015 -
8:30 - 12:30 - Napa County  Christmas Bird Count for Kids Napa Solano Audubon, Connolly Ranch, Napa Public Library - contact -

2 January 2016
- 9AM-1PM - Petaluma  Christmas Bird Count for Kids Madrone Audubon - contact Al Hesla: 707- 486-9030

January 3, 2016
- Sonoma Valley Christmas Bird Count for Kids: email: Phone: 707-939-8007

9 January 2016
10AM- 3PM - 5th Annual CBC4Kids contact - Pt. Reyes Nat. Seashore Association (sold out)

*9 January 2016
- Sacramento Kids Count - At the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Contact: Mara Weston: Phone: (916) 208-3222

16 January 2016 - 8:30 - 1:00 - Mayacamas CBC 4 Kids -  Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA 

TBA 2016 - Family and Youth Winter Bird Count, Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St, San Rafael, CA 94901, Marco Berger, (415) 453-1000 x17

TBA 2016 - Santa Barbara Winter Bird Count for Kids info at www.santabarbaraaudubon.org
 

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