2019 Christmas Bird Count

It’s Christmas Bird Count season!

Our Oakland CBC will take place on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Our San Francisco CBC will take place on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Spend a fun day outdoors with a team counting individual birds and species, and contributing to our understanding of bird populations. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome. Then gather with all the other participants to share results at a warm, festive Compilation Dinner.

Click here for details, a history of the count, and registration links!

Can’t spend the day in the field? Take part in the count from the comfort of your home as a Feeder Watcher, counting the birds at your feeder or in your yard.

The deadline to sign up for the Oakland CBC is Friday, November 29. The deadline for the SF count is Friday, December 13.

Registered participants: You should hear from your area leader during the week before your count. If you haven’t heard from her or him by 24 hours of your count date, email Ilana at idebare@goldengateaudubon.org.

News media: You’r invited to cover a count team in the field! Contact Ilana at idebare@goldengateaudubon.org or (510) 301-5573 to be connected with a team. Please contact us BEFORE count day if possible. since it will be hard tor each us on the day of the count.

Our Oakland count, now in its 79th year, mobilizes more people in the field than any other CBC in the world!

Click here for general information on the Christmas Bird Count, including information on the compilation dinner, volunteering, and being a Feeder Watcher.

Lunch break at Lake Temescal during 2015 Oakland count, by Ilana DeBare
Lunch break at Lake Temescal during 2015 Oakland count, by Ilana DeBare
Brown Pelican viewed by the 2015 Point Isabel count team, by Alan Krakauer
Brown Pelican viewed by the 2015 Point Isabel count team, by Alan Krakauer