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Arizona Christmas Bird Counts - 2016/2017

The National Audubon Society has conducted Christmas bird counts since 1900. Volunteers from across North America and beyond take to the field during one calendar day between December 14 and January 5 to record every bird species and individual bird encountered within a designated 15-mile diameter circle. These records now comprise an extensive ornithological database that enables monitoring of winter bird populations and the overall health of the environment.

Participants are typically assigned to teams based on their bird identification skill level and endurance. Many counts hold a compilation dinner@the end of the day where results are tabulated and stories shared. Help is needed on most of these counts, so find one that interests you and contact the compiler for more information. The counts are now FREE.

Learn How to do a Christmas Bird Count

FREE Tucson CBC Workshop
December 10, Saturday from 8--9am, at Tucson Audubon Nature Shop (300 E. University Blvd) with field time from 9:30 to 10:30 at Sweetwater Wetlands.
In preparation for the CBC season, AZFO/Tucson Audubon are offering a FREE, pre-CBC workshop. The workshop is designed for new and seasoned CBC participants and area leaders. They will provide tips and techniques for making your annual CBC experience even better. Some topics will include how to find more birds within your assigned areas, coordinating teams, and how to better estimate the number of birds in large flocks. Many of these tips can also be used to enhance your general birding skills and make outings more enjoyable.

Sign up for the Tucson workshop by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Let's get kids out birding! CBC4Kids on Dec. 17

In conjunction with the upcoming Tucson Valley Christmas Bird Count, Tucson Audubon is instituting a new program for kids and families: the CBC4Kids. If you know of any children who would enjoy a few hours of birding and you're willing to take them out, then you're in! Here are the details:

  • The event will take place on Sat., Dec 17th, 9-11:00 am, birding location of your choice
  • 11:30 to 1:00pm all teams meet/share at central location; prizes given!
  • We'll eat pizza and share the birds we will have seen
  • Target Age of children: 7-16

Please RSVP to Luke Safford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you'd like to reserve a spot at the volunteer meeting on Nov. 16th, or if you have any additional questions.

 

Schedules and Contacts - ALL updated for 2016/2017

Date - Day - Count Name - Compiler(s) - Phone - E-Mail

12/14   We     Salt-Verde Rivers         Kurt Radamaker        480-585-1606       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/14   We     Sedona                           Rich Armstrong         928-282-3675       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/14   We     Tucson Valley                Rich Hoyer                520-325-5310       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/15   Th      Patagonia                        Abbie Zeltzer           520-394-0146       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/16   Fr       Ramsey Canyon            Karen LeMay            520-378-3262       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/17   Sa       Avra Valley                     Claudia Johnson       509-264-9076      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/17   Sa       Cabeza Prieta NWR       Kim Veverka             520-387-4987       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/17   Sa       Hassayampa River        Vanessa Montgomery   623-465-0012     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/17   Sa       Martinez Lake-Yuma     Lin Piest                   928-341-4049       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/17   Sa       Mormon Lake                Terry Blows              928-774-8028       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/17   Sa        Nogales                          Michael Bissontz       520-577-8778       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/17   Sa        Santa Catalina Mountains       Brian Nicholas       520-760-3583      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/18   Su        Buenos Aires NWR       Bonnie Swarbrick     520-240-3737       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/18   Su        Grand Canyon                Brian Gatlin               928-638-7893       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/18   Su        Jerome                            Julie Wills                  928-300-9775       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/19   Mo       Chino Valley                    Russell Duerksen      928-925-5567      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/19   Mo       Lukeville                          Joe Veverka              520-387-6849      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/19   Mo       Phoenix-Tres Rios         Marceline VandeWater    602-689-4356       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/20   Tu        Organ Pipe Cactus NM        Joe Veverka         520-387-6849      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/21   We       Prescott                           Carl Tomoff                928-778-2626      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/26   Mo       Superior                          Cynthia Donald           480-283-4515      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/27   Tu         Gila River                         Troy Corman              602-717-2928      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/28   We        Bill Williams River NWR       Kathleen Blair      928-667-4144      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/28   We        Green Valley-Madera Canyon      Sally Johnsen      520-399-4050      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/28   We         Willow Beach                Joseph Saccomanno   928-767-4772     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/29   Th          Havasu NWR                  DeeDee DeLorenzo      928-758-2707    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/30   Fr           Carefree                        Cathy Wise                   602-301-7530    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/31   Sa          Flagstaff-Mount Elden       Terry Blows            928-774-8028    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12/31   Sa          Portal                              Jackie Lewis                 520-558-2287    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

01/02   Mo         Atascosa Highlands     John Yerger                  520-495-0229    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

01/02   Mo         Camp Verde                  Holly Kleindienst            928-853-6887    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

01/02   Mon       Dudleyville                    Doug Jenness                520-909-1529    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

01/02   Mo         Payson                           Dave Hallock                  928-474-9475    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

01/03   Tu           Appleton-Whittell        Suzanne Wilcox             520-455-5522    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

01/04   We          Glen Canyon                 John Spence                  928-608-6267    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

01/05   Th          Timber Mesa                 Mary Ellen Bittorf           928-367-2462     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Nearby New Mexico Count

01/01   Su          Peloncillo Mountains       Nicholas Pederson       505-417-8665    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it