Christmas Bird Count 2017
2017 CBCs are FINISHED
Each count has a formal Count Summary posted on the National Audubon Society Website here. Enter the country and state to find a list.
Links are available below for the 2017 Nevada and regional California Audubon summaries and informal reports from the trip leaders and data compilers are linked as available :
Carson City, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Elko, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Ely, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Fallon, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Jarbidge, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Minden, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Pyramid Lake, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Sheldon NWR, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Snake Valley, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Truckee Meadows, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Winnemucca, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
American Valley (Quincy), CA, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Hart Mountain, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Honey Lake, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Sierra Valley, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
South Lake Tahoe, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
Woodfords, Count Summary, Informal Report from Compiler
2017 N. Nevada and Nearby Area Christmas Bird Counts
CBC Count Circles map:
Meet other birders, count birds, have some fun! We'd love to have you participate in these fun annual Citizen Science events.
Below are all Northern Nevada and nearby Eastern Sierra Christmas Bird Counts.
Please contact the leaders to participate in this year's bird count.
December 15, 2017
Fallon CBC, Fallon, NV
When: FRIDAY, December 15, 2017, 7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m
Where: Meet at Telegraph Coffee in Fallon (On the East end of the shopping center near Jerry's
Leader: Dave McNinch, 775-747-7545, please do not call after 9:00 pm.
Fallon Count Circle
Fallon Christmas Bird Count, Friday, December 15, 2017
Meet at Telegraph Coffee and Tap (adjacent to Jerry's restaurant) in Fallon at 7:00 a.m. Information on the post-count tally will be provided at the meeting place. With all the water in the Lahontan Valley this may prove to be an interesting year. For more count information, contact compiler Dave McNinch at (775) 747-7545. Please do not call after 9:00 p.m.
Sierra Valley CBC, Sierra Valley, CA
Plumas Audubon Society
When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 7a.m. - 5p.m.
Where: Fork and Horn Restaurant in Sierraville (MAP)
Contact for more information: RSVP is required. Colin Dillingham, 530-394-8129, or email@example.com
Sierra Valley Count Circle
December 17, 2017:
Carson City CBC, Carson City, NV
Lahontan Audubon Society
When: Sun, December 17, 7am – 5pm
Where: Burger King, 3589 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89706, USA (map)
Carson City CBC Circle
Description: The 2017 Carson City Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on Sunday, December 18th. We will meet at 7 AM at the Burger King across the street and a little north from the old McDonald's in northern Carson City (on the southeast corner of W. College Parkway and N. Carson Street) before dispersing into the count area. The "tally rally" potluck dinner again will be at Rob Lowry's house in east Carson City at the end of the day. If you know now that you plan on participating in the Carson City CBC, please e-mail Rob Lowry (rlowry517 at aol.com) privately with your name or names of other participants. Rob will send out reminder e-mails the closer we get to that date.
Leader: Rob Lowry, rlowry517 at aol.com
South Lake Tahoe CBC, South Lake Tahoe, Ca
Tahoe Institute of Natural Science
When: Sunday, December 17, 8 a.m. -
Where: Alpina Coffee Cafe, 822 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (map)
South Lake Tahoe CBC Circle
Description: The 2017-2018 South Lake Tahoe CBC has been scheduled for Sunday, 17 December. Barring a significant winter storm, we will hold the count on that date. We will meet at Alpina Coffee Cafe at 8:00 am. A map can be found HERE.
We will bird at Cove East as a group and then split into groups to bird at other areas. A pizza party, complementary of TINS will conclude the day
Contact: Contact Sarah Hockensmith at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, click here.
December 18, 2017
Snake Valley CBC
When: Monday, December 18, 7:30a.m.
Where: Great Basin Classroom in Baker, NV (This is in the building next to the Great Basin Visitor Center.) (Map)
Contact: Gretchen Baker, email@example.com
Snake Valley Count Circle
Description: The Snake Valley Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held Monday, December 18, 2017. We welcome counters of all experience levels, and for whatever time you can spare that day.
We have several routes, including Lehman Creek, Baker Creek, Pole Canyon, Kious Basin, Snake Creek, Pruess Lake, Garrison and Baker, and more. Some of the routes are mostly driving, some are mostly hiking/snow shoeing/cross country skiing, and some are a mix. We generally see between 45-50 different species of birds combined from all the routes. The most common birds seen are mallards, European starlings, horned larks, Brewer's blackbirds, and pinyon jays.
December 19, 2017
Ely CBC, Ely, NV
When: Tuesday, December 19
Contact for more information: Nancy Hermus, 775-289-1838, Wildlife Biologist, Bureau of Land Management, Ely District - Bristlecone Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, Nevada 89301
Ely Count Circle
December 20, 2017
Hart Mountain Refuge CBC
When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Where: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Oregon
Contact: Laurel Kullerud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hart Mountain Refuge Count Circle
The Hart Mountain CBC is scheduled for Wednesday, December 20th. If you'd like to volunteer for Hart Mtn, please contact Laurel Kullerud <email@example.com> who is organizing the Hart Mtn count.
This count date will make it easy, if you wish to also volunteer for the count on Sheldon NWR (see December 22 info). We'll
have a full day to travel between refuges, do some birding and enjoy the spectacular high desert scenery in between.
Both refuges are offering free lodging with kitchen facilities for volunteers.
December 21, 2017
Honey Lake CBC
When: Thursday, December 21
Contact for more information: Dan Williams, Compiler, (714) 943-1266
Honey Lake Count Circle
December 22, 2017
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge CBC
When: Friday, December 22
Description: After two trial efforts in recent years, the new Christmas Bird Count on Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada will be happening for real on Friday, December 22nd, 2017. Both refuges are offering free lodging with kitchen facilities for volunteers.
Contact: Joel Geier at joel.geier@PEAK.ORG
Sheldon NWR Count Circle (no count circle on the Audubon map yet)
The count circle is located in the northwest corner of Humboldt County. Along with sagebrush, canyon and rimrock habitats typical of the northern Great Basin, this count features the hot-spring-fed Dufurrena Ponds which are a magnet for wintering waterfowl, rails, and songbirds.
American Tree Sparrows showed up for both of our practice counts, so we hope to see them again. Winter regulars include Greater Sage-Grouse,
Golden Eagles, Prairie Falcons, Canyon Wrens, and Loggerhead Shrikes. This is shaping up as a good winter for Northern Shrikes in Oregon, so
we could see those too. If we get a good look at the elusive resident scrub-jays, perhaps we can solve the mystery: Are they Woodhouse's or California Scrub-Jays.
Hope to see you there! And if you can't make it to Nevada's northern limits this winter, best of luck on whatever other counts you're able to join!
December 30, 2017
When: SATURDAY, December 30, 2017 7a.m.-5p.m.
Where: We will meet at 7:00 am and go to 5:00 pm. Meet at Sharkey's Casino Coffee Shop in downtown Gardnerville. (MAP)
Leader: Jim Woods, Owner, Birding Under Nevada Skies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-720-7009 (c)
Minden Count Circle
The NEW start place is at Sharkey's Casino Coffee Shop in downtown Gardnerville. Breakfast is available at this new location. We will be starting a new venture for this year’s CBC with the use of the Nature Conservancy Whit Center at the River Fork Ranch as the place for the pot luck tally dinner to wrap up the day (kitchen facilities are available). This will bring the two major conservation outfits, The Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society, together for a day of birding in Douglas County.
There will be a Feederwatch for those of you that do not want the field work. If you want to do a FeederCount contact Mary Ellen Conaway (email@example.com).
You are all invited to spend the day down here in Douglas Co.
Have a Merry Christmas and I'll see you at the CBCs around the area and at Sharkey's on the 30th.
Count Leader: Jim Woods, Owner, Birding Under Nevada Skies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-720-7009 (c)
When: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Contact: Karl Ruprecht, 208 749 1395 or email@example.com
Jarbidge CBC In Northern Elko County is December 30th this year. Feel free to contact Karl Ruprecht at 208 749 1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone needs more information.
When: Saturday, December 30, 2017, 7:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Where: Global Coffee, 508 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445 (MAP) Hours 5am to 5pm (775) 625-1000
Contact: David H. Davis, , email@example.com cell: (254) 413-1247
We will meet at 7:30 a.m. to assign routes, maps, datasheets, etc. If any volunteers want to assist with owl calls before sunrise (5 a.m.), please contact me before our meeting time at Global Coffee.
January 1, 2018
Pyramid Lake CBC
When: Monday, New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018 7a.m.-5p.m.
Where: We will meet at Crosby's in Sutcliffe at 7:00 am. (Map)
Pyramid Lake Count Circle
There will be a compilation dinner at Dennis and Becca’s house in Fernley after the count. Directions will be in everyone’s packet.
Count Leader, Dennis Serdehely, firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-771-1571
Please call Dennis ahead of time (see contact information for Dennis above) to indicate that you will be joining the count so he can plan and he will have your contact information if necessary.