Christmas Bird Count 2019-2020

  • Bend, Saturday Dec. 14
  • Josephine County, Saturday Dec. 14
    • Margaret James, mcddjames@yahoo.com
    • We can always use extra eyes in the field as our circle is large and our group is small.
  • Klamath Falls, Saturday Dec. 14
    • Kevin Spencer, rriparia@charter.net
    • Please send an email to Kevin Spencer if interested in participating.
  • Tillamook Bay, Saturday Dec. 14
    • James Billstine, billstinj@gmail.com
    • All levels of birders are happily welcome to join us. We will meet at the Tillamook Denny’s at 6am. The groups will be organized beforehand, but if you show up we will gladly find a spot for you.  Please email James Billstine if you are interested in attending.
  • Salem, Saturday Dec. 14
    • Tim Johnson, tim@salemaudubon.org
    • All teams are organized prior to the count. Please contact Tim if you’re interested in participating.
  • Florence, Saturday Dec. 14
    • Ellen Cantor, ellencantor@gmail.com
    • We welcome hearing from people who are interested in participating. All levels of birders welcome.
  • Lincoln City, Sunday Dec. 15
    • Halle Renn, rennhalle@gmail.com
    • Pre-registration is required. We start with breakfast at 6:30 am at Sambo’s, Lincoln City, where you will be assigned to a team with a specific area to cover. Dress for Oregon coast weather, with mud boots or sturdy shoes. Bring your own optical equipment and food to last throughout the day, plus plenty of water. Countdown party (with food and prizes!) is at the Connie Hansen Gardens at 4:30pm. All experience levels are welcome!
  • Medford, Sunday Dec. 15
    • Bob Hunter, bobhunter@embarqmail.com
    • The Medford count is centered approximately a mile west of the junction of Highway 140 and Highway 62 in White City. The circle is divided into 15 sections with teams of birders, each with an experienced leader. All birders are welcome to participate. Those who live in the count circle and have bird feeders can do a feeder watch.
  • Lyle, Sunday Dec. 15
    • Bob Hansen, bobhansen@peak.org
    • We typically have over 100 species, sometimes we have the most Lewis’s Woodpeckers anywhere in the universe, and we are regularly the only count in Washington with Acorn Woodpeckers. Our count circle straddles the Columbia River between Mosier and The Dalles.
  • Sisters, Sunday Dec. 15
    • Teresa ‘Bird’ Wicks, Teresa.Wicks@oregonstate.edu
    • This CBC provides great opportunities to see some winter woodpeckers, with old burns within the count circle. Birders of all skill levels are welcome and less-experienced birders will be paired with experienced birders. If you’re interested in participating, please let me know your vehicle type and willingness to drive, bird id skills, and interest in walking.
  • Brownsville, Sunday Dec. 15
  • Tualatin River NWR, Sunday Dec. 15
    • richard_mykut@fws.gov
    • TRNWR including many closed areas, and parts of Washington, Yamhill, Marion and Clackamas counties.
  • Sauvie Island and Ridgefield, Sunday Dec. 15
    • Susan Setterberg, smsetterberg@yahoo.com
    • The circle encompasses all of Sauvie Island (parking permits required) and some adjacent territory around Scappoose; Vancouver Lake and the lowlands, Salmon Creek area through Ridgefield, all of the Ridgefield NWR (federal parks/refuge passes or $3 entry fee) and some territory to the Lewis River.  For counting on the WA side of the river, contact Susan; for counting on the Oregon side of the river, contact Karen Bachman at pppahooie@comcast.net.  If you live in the count circle, feeder counters are welcome too!
  • Burns, Monday Dec. 16
    • Rick Vetter, cotingas@gmail.com
    • Meet inside McDonalds in Burns at 7:30am. There are options for hiking, driving or watching feeders. Limited lodging is available before, during and after the counts. Be prepared for cold winter weather and winter driving conditions. More information about Burns CBC.
  • P-Ranch Malheur Refuge, Tuesday Dec. 17
    • Rick Vetter, cotingas@gmail.com
    • Meet at the P-Ranch House at 7:30am. This CBC occurs on the south end of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Burns BLM lands. There are options for hiking, driving or watching feeders. Limited lodging is available before, during and after the counts. Be prepared for cold winter weather and winter driving conditions. More information about P-Ranch Malheur CBC.
  • Summer Lake, Tuesday Dec. 17
  • Upper Nestucca, Tuesday Dec. 17
    • Don Albright, donalbright@frontier.com
    • Please join the fun in the beautiful Coast Range and plan on coming to the countdown (and free, delicious, buffet-style meal!) at 4pm onwards at Linda Leavitt’s house inside the count circle, with grouse and Canada Jays and Mountain Quail seen right outside her door.
  • Corvallis, Tuesday Dec. 17
  • Madras, Wednesday Dec. 18
  • Hart Mountain, Wednesday Dec. 19
    • Laurel Kullerud, laurel_kullerud@fws.gov
    • Count covers parts of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge and the nearby Warner Valley wetlands. Comfortable lodging and kitchen facilities are available for volunteers in the refuge bunkhouse; contact compiler to make arrangements.
  • Tygh Valley, Thursday Dec. 19
  • Sheldon, Friday Dec. 20.
    • Joel Geier, joel.geier@peak.org
    • Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is the sister refuge of Hart Mountain, just across the Nevada state line. The Dufurrena Ponds and nearby wetlands fed by hot springs are a magnet for wintering water birds and songbirds. Comfortable lodging and kitchen facilities are available for volunteers in the refuge bunkhouse; contact compiler to make arrangements.
  • Roseburg – Sutherlin, Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Wallowa County, Sunday Dec. 22
    • Mike Hansen, mhansen97846@gmail.com
    • We will meet at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office at 65495 Alder Slope Road in Enterprise at 7AM to organize count groups and areas.  All are welcome!
  • Dallas, Monday Dec. 23
    • Caleb Centanni, caleb@centanni.com
    • This year you have the opportunity to help us meet the milestone of a half-century of wintering bird data collected in this beautiful cross-section of the Willamette Valley and Coast Range. If you’d like to join us for a day of warm, birdy fun with friends (plus warm minestrone soup in the evening!) please let me know as soon as you can by emailing me at caleb@centanni.com
  • Yamhill Valley, Friday Dec. 27
    • Paul T. Sullivan, paultsullivan@onlinenw.com
    • The Yamhill Valley CBC is scheduled in coordination with the Sheridan wastewater folks. To participate contact the compiler, Paul T. Sullivan, by email or at  971-237-4864.
  • Forest Grove, Saturday Dec. 28
    • Stefan Schlick, greenfant@hotmail.com
    • Please contact Stefan Schlick if you want to participate. We can always use your help, regardless of whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert birder. There is also no need to know the area, even though it does help. We meet at Elmer’s in Hillsboro at 7am on 12/28 and fan out from there.
  • Port Orford, Saturday Dec. 28
    • Tim Rodenkirk, timrodenkirk@gmail.com
    • Contact Tim Rodenkirk for information. Areas will be assigned beforehand, and we will not meet until the post-count dinner.
  • Cottage Grove, Saturday Dec. 28
    • Grace Fowler-Gore, GraceLovesBirds1@gmail.com
    • All levels of bird enthusiasts are welcome; experienced birders will lead the count sections. Meet at 7am at the Koffee Kup, 1241 N. Pacific Hwy. (Hwy. 99), Cottage Grove, for a breakfast meeting to organize into teams. The end of day “countdown” will take place at 4pm at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 725 E. Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove. Bring your birding gear, weather appropriate clothing and lunch. To participate, please contact Grace Fowler-Gore.
  • Pine Valley, Saturday Dec. 28
    • Margaret Durner, mdurner@pinetel.com
    • Birding opportunities can be limited by snow, depending on the year, to valley floors of Pine Valley (Halfway) and Eagle Valley (Richland).
  • Silverton, Saturday Dec. 28
    • Roger Freeman, freemanbecard@gmail.com
    • All are welcome. Teams are organized in advance so please contact Roger Freeman.
  • Ashland, Sunday Dec. 29
    • Carol Mockridge, mockridge50@hotmail.com
    • The Ashland count circle is centered at the northwest corner of Emigrant Lake, and includes the northeastern slopes of Mount Ashland, the western slopes of the Cascades, and the city of Ashland. Newcomers are always welcome.
  • Eugene, Sunday Dec. 29
    • Dick Lamster, maeveanddick@q.com
    • Everyone is welcomed. Contact Dick Lamster at the posted email address, or call 541-343-8664, and he will place you on a team and fill you in on Count Day information.
  • Yaquina Bay, Sunday Dec. 29
  • Prineville, Tuesday Dec. 31
    • Chuck Gates, cgates326@gmail.com
    • Please contact Chuck Gates if you wish to come. We meet at McDonald’s in Prineville at 7:00AM. This count fills up quickly every year.
  • Cowlitz-Columbia, Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020
    • Bob Reistroffer, breistrof@aol.com
    • To sign up, email or call Bob Reistroffer 360-636-5125. I’ll form teams or you can put together your own team for the area of your choice. Our circle is centered in the Columbia River by the Lewis & Clark bridge thus we cover areas in Oregon and Washington. In Oregon most of the decommissioned Trojan Nuclear Power site is in the circle, the city of Rainier and west to near Alston. In Washington the circle includes Willow Grove, Lexington and the cities of Kelso and Longview. Compilation meeting at 5pm at Papa Pete’s Pizza, 5614 Ocean Beach Hwy in Longview.
  • Portland, Saturday Jan. 4
    • Candace Larson, clarson@audubonportland.org
    • All are welcome at the 94th annual Portland CBC!  Join one of five count circles by contacting the area leader; they will get you on a team on count day and send you the relevant details about meet-up places and times. If you live in the count circle and prefer to count birds at your feeders, that’s most welcome as well!
  • Redmond, Saturday Jan. 4
  • Coquille Valley, Saturday Jan. 4
  • Oakridge, Saturday Jan. 4
    • Joel Geier, clearwater@peak.org
    • All skill levels are welcome. Please contact Joel Geier by e-mail or call 541 745-5821. This count is mostly on National Forest land, with abundant opportunities for hiking, or birding by mountain-bike or even on skis, depending on snow cover. Hills Creek Reservoir, Buckhead Nature Area and ponds around Oakridge/Westfir add diversity to our day lists. We’ll meet at Lion Mountain Bakery at 7 am and then finish the day at Brewer’s Union 180 pub around 4 pm.
  • Airlie – Albany, Sunday Jan. 5
    • Paul Adamus, adamus7@comcast.net
    • Center of count circle is north end of E. E. Wilson Wildlife Area.  Includes Ankeny Refuge, Talking Water Wetlands, McDonald-Dunn Forest, and north Corvallis.  All skill levels welcome.
  • Tule Lake, Sunday Jan. 5
    • Kevin Spencer, rriparia@charter.net
    • This CBC takes place just south of the Oregon border, with numerous Oregon participants. There are three large areas to cover and the potluck/compilation is at 5:00pm. Contact Kevin Spencer to participate.

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