Christmas Bird Count

christmas-bird-count-transparentThe Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, performed annually in the early Northern-hemisphere winter by volunteer birdwatchers and administered by the National Audubon Society.  The purpose is to provide population data for use in science, especially conservation biology, though many people participate for recreation.

 

Counts can be held on any day from December 14 to January 5 inclusive.

The Anchorage Audubon Society generally tries to hold its’ annual CBC during the third week of December.

Celebrated in song and story (and movies!), the annual Christmas Bird Count is a fun way to get out and enjoy a little of what nature has to offer, while shaking off those mid winter “blahs” we from Anchorage face during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Who doesn’t need a little bit of exercise mid-winter?  And its’ entirely enjoyable for kids of all ages, including even adults!

The 2016 CBC was held on December 17, 2016.


 

Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 16, 2017


Christmas Bird Count and Tally Potluck Chili Feed

 at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd – 5:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE AND LOCATION OF THE POTLUCK CHILI FEED ARE PRELIMINARY.  PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE FOR UDPATES FROM TIME TO TIME AS THE 2017 CBC DATE DRAWS NEAR

WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2017

This year’s count will be Satchristmas-bird-count-transparenturday, December 16th followed by the Tally Party and Chili Feed Potluck at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E.

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Christmas Bird Count – 2016 Results

Hi Society!

2016 Christmas Bird Count Results

 

We finally have the results for the 2016 Anchorage Christmas Bird Count which was held on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

We’re sorry for the delay in reporting.  It took us awhile to undo the damage done to the Anchorage Audubon CBC database by Russian hackers.

Our Anchorage teams of Christmas Counters located 37 species of birds on count day with one additional “count week” species (a Short-eared Owl!) being reported bringing the total number of species seen during count week to 38 species . … Read the rest

Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 17, 2016


Christmas Bird Count and Tally Potluck Chili Feed

 at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd – 5:00 PM

WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2016

This year’s count will be Satchristmas-bird-count-transparenturday, December 17th followed by the Tally Party and Chili Feed Potluck at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd. just east of Lake Otis. 

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Christmas Bird Count – December 2015

WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2015

This year’s count will be Sunday December 19th followed by the Tally Party and Chili Feed Potluck at the UAA Student Union Cafeteria (same place as last year).

To sign up:   Register as a participant in the 2015 Christmas Bird Count at the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count site, www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count. Participation is free but National Audubon is always happy to accept an on line donation to continue their important work.… Read the rest

Christmas Bird Count – 2014 Results

Hi Society, Christmas Bird Count Summary

We finally have the preliminary results for the 2014 Anchorage Christmas Bird Count which was held on Sunday, December 14.

President-for-Life keeps the unruly crowd at bay with his dapper delivery of the Tally Results

President-for-Life keeps the unruly crowd at bay with his dapper delivery of the Tally Results

We’re sorry for the delay in reporting.  One of the reporting areas had a software problem which corrupted their data. … Read the rest

Christmas Bird Count – December 2014

Join us for the Anchorage Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 14!

This year’s Anchorage Christmas Bird Count will happen on Sunday, December 14, and once again, it’s FREE!  For the second time ever, UAA will host our After-The-Count Party and Tally in the Student Union Cafeteria. It’s a fabulous day of counting birds, a delectable Chili Feed, and a Rollicking Good Time!… Read the rest