Chrismtas Bird Counts

December 2023 -

 January 2024

Redwood Region Audubon Society advocates for the protection of birds and wildlife by supporting local conservation efforts to protect wildlife and their habitat.


Christmas Bird Counts are coming! If you are interested in participating, pick a date and area that works for you, and contact the compiler for details.


Saturday, December 16, 2023

Tony Kurz is compiling,

And a welcome note fromTony:

Happy fall everyone!

The Arcata Christmas Bird Count will be scheduled on Saturday, December 16th.  The count covers the heart of Humboldt County: south Eureka, Humboldt Bay, Mad River bottoms (vast pastureland), and north up to McKinleyville.  

There is a good mix of species, with the count usual averaging 166 species.  I encourage all seasoned regulars to participate again and anyone else that may like to help.  Please email or call me for those interested in helping. In the past couple years, we have gone over to digitally recording species using eBird as a group.  I’d like to continue this method.  It’s a great way to learn eBird and useful way to collect and arrange data. 

As we get closer to the count, I will update everyone participating on the eBird sign in protocol.

Thank you, and good birding.

Tony Kurz
Arcata CBC compiler:

Del Norte 

Sunday, 12/17/23

Lucas Brug will be compiling.

Willow Creek

Tuesday, 12/26 with a rainout date of Thursday, 12/28/2023

Contact compiler Max Brodie:

Centerville Beach to King Salmon

Sunday, 12/31/23

The Centerville count, on Sunday, December 31, is the oldest of our local counts. The origin of this CBC has been traced back to 1947, when Dr. Clarence Crane and his wife Ruth of Ferndale began the Humboldt County New Year’s Bird Count with their children and extended family. Ruth always made Boston Baked Beans and coleslaw for the participants after the count. A very homey affair. The event was eventually adopted as one of the Audubon Society’s annual CBCs, with formal record-keeping dating back to 1962. Gary Falxa is the compiler. 

Gary Falxa is compiling.

Tall Trees

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Ken Burton is the compiler.