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114th Audubon Christmas Bird Count off and running

December 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

The longest-running citizen science survey in the world, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) starts today and runs through Jan. 5. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America will brave winter weather to add a new layer to data that has shaped conservation and Congressional decisions for over a century. Each year, the Audubon Christmas […]

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The Christmas Bird Count season kicks off tomorrow

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

From December 14 through January 5 each year, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. For over one hundred and thirteen years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to […]

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What do the birders know?

April 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Climate Change, Conservation research, National Audubon Society, spring migration

Interesting thinky opinion piece in today’s New York Times about the mesmerizing habit of birdwatching, and what truths are revealed when one taps into the rhythm of avifauna: We can’t escape trying to see the future through birds. Too many canaries were deployed to detect gas leaks in coal mines, too many ravens launched from […]

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A Christmas Bird Count in Fairbanks, Alaska

December 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Alaska, Christmas Bird Count

  (Photo: 11:45 am in Fairbanks. Finally, some light!) I met my group three hours before dawn—not hard to do in Fairbanks, Alaska, in December since sunrise is at nearly 11:00AM—to look for owls. It was my first Christmas count here. We hoped to hear hooting near the airport where owls had appeared on previous […]

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Time to Renew Spirits and Friendships

December 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Christmas Bird Count, Wildlife photos and video

Each year I await the opportunity to participate in Christmas Bird Counts for many reasons. While I spend many days throughout the year birding, I generally do it solo. I have participated in six counts this season and enjoyed every single one of them because of the birds and the opportunity to see old friends. […]

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Now here’s a holiday tree

December 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

Courtesy Alison Sheehey, while taking part in the Tejon Ranch Audubon Christmas Bird Count a couple days ago. Share on Facebook

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A couple photos from the Tejon Ranch Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 21st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Tejon Ranch

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count hit one of California’s most spectacular landscapes today, the Tejon Ranch. You might recall that this is a new count, enabled by 2008′s landmark Tejon Ranch Agreement, which opened up this incredible landscape to science. Anyway, our Audubon Christmas Bird Count correspondent Alison Sheehey took these on the ranch’s south […]

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The view of Tejon Ranch from the Bear Springs Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Tejon Ranch

Our Audubon Christmas Bird Count correspondent, Alison Sheehey, just sent us this photo of fellow-birder Ellen Schafhauser surveying a section of permanently protected land on the Bear Valley Springs CBC. Audubon and many partners helped to secure protection from development on this section of Tejon Ranch. The Tejon Ranch Conservancy is an appreciated partner of […]

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Report is in from the Santa Cruz Island Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, seabirds

Audubon California’s Andrea Jones sent in this report and photos from the fifth annual Santa Cruz Island Audubon Christmas Bird Count: This year, 25 intrepid birders from Audubon California, The Nature Conservancy, UCSB, PRBO Conservation Science, National Park Service, and Audubon volunteers traveled out to Santa Cruz Island. Each year brings different stories, birds, and […]

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Rainy Days can be Birdy Days

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Birding, Christmas Bird Count

We are now six days into the Audubon Christmas Bird Count season and I have finished my third count. Yesterday we saw 58 species of birds in our territory on Kern County’s Buena Vista CBC and with everyone’s effort the preliminary tally was 115 species. I have compiled this count every year except one since I […]

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Reflections on the Christmas Bird Count in Debs Park

December 15th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Volunteer

For the past several years, member of the Arroyo Green Team have participated in Aududon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This year, members headed out into Debs Park to see what birds were around.

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One Day and Seven CBCs Down – more to come

December 15th, 2012 · Comments Off · Christmas Bird Count

Birders have begun scouring the hillsides across North America. Yesterday in California, birders from the north to the south along the coast and in the deserts censused birds in the first 7 of 137 scheduled Audubon Christmas Bird Count circles in the state. There is still time to join. Contact the compilers listed at Nature Ali […]

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Exciting changes to the Audubon Christmas Bird Count

September 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Birding, Christmas Bird Count, National Audubon Society

After nearly two years of internal discussions, budget modeling, head-scratching, and intense decision-making, two major changes will come to the Christmas Bird Count effective with the upcoming 113th Count that runs Dec. 14, 2012 to Jan. 5, 2013. First, the CBC will now be a free program. For the first time since 1955, Audubon will waive the $5 participant fee and replace it with […]

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Wintu Audubon uses Christmas Bird Data to learn more about area birds

March 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Christmas Bird Count, Conservation research

Cool story about Wintu Audubon’s Bill Oliver, who is using decades of Audubon Christmas Bird Count data to get a picture of how birds in the Redding area are faring. His take: Redding has more egrets and turkey vultures, but fewer meadowlarks and kestrels. Yellow-rumped warblers and hooded mergansers are holding their own … ”We’re doing […]

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count visits Santa Cruz Island

January 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Conservation research, National Audubon Society

The 2011/2012 Audubon Christmas Bird Count visited remote Santa Cruz Island (23 miles off Southern California) on Dec. 19. Audubon California was there and interviewed a few of the participants: Share on Facebook

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