2014 Christmas Bird Counts

Our 74th Oakland Christmas Bird Count took place on Sunday December 14: Read about it on our blog! The SF count will be on Tuesday December 30. Registration for the count is now closed, but we can still use a few more volunteers for the festive dinner after the San Francisco count on Tuesday evening December 30. Email nweeden@goldengateaudubon.org if you can volunteer, or click here for more information on the count and dinner.

If you’ve signed up for the count, you should be contacted by the team leader for your area sometime during the week before the count.

Now in its 115th year, the CBC is a classic Audubon tradition. It’s free! It’s fun! Plus the data on bird populations gathered by count participants is more important than ever. Scientists with National Audubon used CBC data as one of the key sources of information for their recent report on birds and climate change. Our efforts as citizen-scientists will provide a baseline and a way to track the effects of both climate change and conservation initiatives on Bay Area birds.