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117th results put to bed

The end of each February is the National Audubon’s deadline for count results to be submitted by each circle’s compiler(s). We the four compilers of your count are happy to say that we jointly sent off our official numbers last … Continue reading

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New reporting options for 117th count

Hello all, it’s nice to be indoors today while the rain comes down, perhaps adding some water to our parched landscape when we count in 8 days. For your convenience we have added 2 new forms on our “Forms” page, … Continue reading

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10 Days to go, astronomical info, tides

Hello everyone, it’s December 20 as I write, the eve of the winter solstice, which takes place at 2:44 am on the 21st. By the 31st, count day, sunrise will be at 7:05 am and set at 4:59 pm. Here … Continue reading

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Best to You All on Thanksgiving 2016

Hello all of you, greetings from the CBC team as we get ever closer to the 117th count, which will be on Saturday, 31 December, 2016, aka New Year’s Eve. Your day would generally be until afternoon or dusk birding, … Continue reading

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Thanks to all for a great count day

Thanks to everyone who contributed their time, talent, and good spirits to our count day of 2 January! The large rains held off until the following week, which was a great relief. Despite the lack of blossoms and water, our … Continue reading

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2015 Changes to our Species Form

Please make sure that on your checklist for our upcoming count the heading reads “SPECIES LIST 2015.” This greatly facilitates our compiling effort the week after the count. There were not many changes from the 2014 list. We took out … Continue reading

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Some results from last year’s Count

The National Audubon Society has released its summaries of the 115th count from last winter. There were a record 2462 circles in all, with over 72,000 observers that tallied over 68 million birds and detected 2106 bird species. Over 100 … Continue reading

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Yes, we are working on it….

Preparations for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), to be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016, are well underway, as compilers Rebecca Coulter, Jared Dawson, Liz Muraoka, and Joan Murdoch work out the hundreds of details required to conduct a … Continue reading

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A few photos of our count birds…

Here are a few selected photos of some of our 214 species found on 3 January, 2015. Do click on them to see a full-size view. Perhaps the biggest surprise was this picture of a Common Poorwill taken while many … Continue reading

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How many thrushes, part 2

To complete the previous blog post, wondering about some of our thrush totals possible this year, I took our current count’s totals and compared them to the totals for our “modern era”, which are the counts 62nd through the 114th. … Continue reading

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