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Christmas Bird Count

December 16, a Saturday, is the date for Eastside Audubon's 2017 Christmas Bird Count.

Each year on a Saturday in December, Eastside Audubon sends out eight birding teams and organizes backyard birders to cover our assigned area for the nationwide Christmas Bird Count organized by National Audubon.

Afterward we get together for an informal dinner and share the day's results.

You're invited!

Join a Christmas Bird Count Team

Everyone, novice or expert, has a part to play on one of Eastside Audubon's eight field teams for the Christmas Bird Count.

Each team spends CBC day driving a planned route with stops to tally the birds they find.

View the list of count areas and learn how to join a team


nullParticipate in CBC at Home

If you live within the Eastside Audubon CBC count circle, you can count birds at home for the CBC.

Here's what you do:

    1. Count the birds in your yard on Saturday, December 16, for at least two hours.
    2. List the names of the bird species you see and tally the number of each (e.g., American Robins – 20; Hermit Thrush – 2).
    3. Before 5 p.m. on December 16, email your results to Sharon Aagaard or leave her a voicemail with your results.

Email Sharon Aagaard

Phone Sharon: 425-891-3460


nullChristmas Bird Count Dinner

At the end of the CBC day, everyone is invited for a warm and casual dinner. We enjoy a hot meal, tally the day's results, and celebrate.

For details about this year's dinner, please check the Eastside Audubon Calendar for December.


What Happens to Our Count Data

Along with hundreds of Audubon chapters nationwide, we send our tallies to National Audubon for compilation. Throughout the year, scientists use the results to study bird distribution and population trends and identify conservation priorities.

National Audubon Christmas Bird Count

We report the key findings from the Eastside Audubon count in our newsletter, The Corvid Crier, and post the highlights to the website.

Eastside Audubon Christmas Bird Count Highlights

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