The Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society is pleased to announce the annual Christmas Bird Count. There are eleven Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) that are annually held within the GNAS territory. Christmas Bird Counts are a national tradition where an attempt is made to find, identify and count every bird within a 15 mile diameter circle in one day.
Anyone can participate in a Christmas Bird Count. Novice birders will be assigned to a team to spend a morning, afternoon or all day counting birds. Each team will have an experienced birder as they search their assigned territory within the count circle. You can even participate by counting birds at your feeder if you are within one of the CBC circles.
You can sign up by going to www.christmasbirdcount.org or directly counting the compiler for the count within which you wish to participate.
For more information contact Robin Maercklein at 715-501-0527 or email@example.com or one of the folks listed below for the count in your area.
Below is the list of the Christmas Bird Counts in the GNAS area which includes the following sponsored by Chippewa Valley Birders, St. Croix Valley Bird Club and Gaylord Nelson Audubon among others:
CBC Name Date County Compiler Phone email
Holcombe 12/14/2015 Chippewa/Rusk Bruce Steger 715-723-0209 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grantsburg 12/19/2015 Burnett Dennis Allaman 715-463-2365 email@example.com
New Richmond 12/19/2015 St. Croix Joe Merchak 715-425-1169 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chippewa Falls 12/19/2015 Chippewa Bruce Steger 715-723-0209 email@example.com
Luck 12/20/2015 Polk Robin Maercklein 715-501-0527 firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Valley 12/26/2015 Pierce James Beix 715-425-6981 email@example.com
Durand 12/28/2015 Dunn Bruce Steger 715-723-0209 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hudson/Afton 1/1/2016 St. Croix Joe Merchak 715-425-1169 email@example.com
Ellsworth 1/2/2016 Pierce James Beix 715-425-6981 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nelson 1/2/2015 Pepin Bruce Steger 715-723-0209 email@example.com
Rice Lake 1/3/2016 Barron Robin Maercklein 715-501-0527 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for a printable list of 2015 Christmas Bird Counts.