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Welcome to the 2018 Christmas Bird Count!

October 15th, 2018

We’re looking forward to our 2018 Oakland and San Francisco Christmas Bird Counts! The Oakland count will take place on Sunday December 16 and the San Francisco count will be on Thursday December 27.

Registration for the Oakland, December 16 count is now closed.
Register for the San Francisco, December 27 count HERE.  Registration for the San Francisco count will close Dec. 17.
Registrants will be contacted by team leaders during the week before your count.

Media: You’re invited to cover the Oakland or SF count! Contact Communications Manager Leslie Weir at lweir@goldengateaudubon.org or (510) 843-2222.

The CBC is a fun and valuable event for both beginning and experienced birders. This is the 119th year of this nationwide Audubon tradition. Enjoy a fun day of birding and contribute valuable data to our understanding of bird populations through the largest and oldest citizen science project in the world. Then come share results at the festive compilation dinner after each count!

For more information go to https://goldengateaudubon.org/birding-resources/christmas-bird-counts/.

To read a personal account by Maureen Lahiff of last year’s Oakland CBC experience go to https://goldengateaudubon.org/blog-posts/best-holiday-gift-the-christmas-bird-count/

Can’t spend a full day in the field but want to be part of the Oakland count? Take part from the comfort of your home as a Feeder Watcher. Count and report the birds in your backyard. Click here for a flyer with information on  Feeder Watch.