Christmas Bird Count 2020-2021

Tuesday, December 15

  • Medford

Saturday, December 19

  • Bend – contact Tom Crabtree (
  • Forest Grove – contact Stefan Schlick (
  • Klamath Falls – contact Kevin Spencer (
    • Counting by oneself in a safe manner; two or more if living together. No expectations about time and distance. Yard or neighborhood lists are encouraged. Being outside with others, if distance is practiced, could be a way of participating, but driving to location(s) in separate vehicles is expected in that case.
      No potluck, or Zoom. Forward lists at end of day to compiler. An email will tell of interesting finds, or accounts.
  • Roseburg-Sutherlin (see
  • Salem – contact Tim Johnson (
    • Teams are organized in advance. Social distancing will be practiced. Interested participants should contact the count compiler for assignments.
  • Wallowa County

Sunday, December 20

  • Brownsville – contact Barbara Combs (
    • Please sign up at least a week before the count so you can receive the mailed materials in time for the count.
  • Columbia Estuary (local birders)
  • Lyle – Contact Bob Hansen ( or at 503-881-5889)
    • We typically have over 100 different 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 15 mile diameter count circle straddles the Columbia River between Mosier and The Dalles.
    • We organize about 10 sectors prior to the count, and each sector operates independently on count day. Due to the pandemic and guidance from the National Audubon Society, we will not be holding a post count dinner gathering, although it might be fun to have a Zoom call if anyone would like to organize it.
  • Sisters – contact Teresa Wicks (

Tuesday, December 22

  • Oakridge – contact Joel Geier (

Saturday, December 26

  • Cottage Grove (local birders)

Sunday, December 27

  • Pine Valley (local birders)
  • Sauvie Island, OR / Ridgefield, WA – contact Karen Bachman (
  • Tualatin River NWR – contact Karen Wager (
  • Yacquina Bay – contact Steve Holzman (

Monday, December 28, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

  • Dallas – contact Caleb Centanni (
  • Wahkiakum County – contact Andrew Emlen 360-795-8009

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

  • Tygh Valley

Thursday December 31, 2020

  • Prineville – contact Chuck Gates ( or Mark Gonzalez (
    • Participation will be limited this year due to COVID-19 conditions and National Audubon guidance
  • Silverton – contact Roger Freeman (

Friday, January 1, 2021

Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Cottage Grove
  • Coquille Valley (Bandon to Coquille) – contact Harv Schubothe ( or 541-297-2342)
  • Portland – Field participation will be limited to maintain appropriate COVID safety, and feeder watching is encouraged. See the Portland Audubon website for updated information.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

  • Airlie-Albany – contact Joel Geier (
  • Eugene – contact Dick Lamster ( or 541-343-8664)
    • Our Countdown Chili Feed has been cancelled and we will try to do a Zoom Countdown. We plan to have 27 Teams in the Count Circle as usual in their specific areas. They will practice social distancing and wear masks.

Monday, January 4, 2021

  • Tule Lake – contact Kevin Spencer (
    • Method of counting still being contemplated.
      (This CBC is entirely within California; Siskiyou and Modoc Cos. However the northern edge of the circle is about a half-mile, or less, from the Oregon border.)

Cancelled CBCs

  • Antone
  • Coos Bay
  • Corvallis
  • Florence
  • Grants Pass
  • Hart Mountain
  • Illinois Valley
  • Lincoln City
  • Port Orford
  • Redmond
  • Madras
  • Sheldon NWR
  • Summer Lake
  • Tillamook Bay
  • Upper Nestucca

CBC organizers: to have your CBC information listed here, please contact us.