2016 Christmas Bird Counts

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.2016 CBC Map

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 contacting the compiler for the count within which you wish to participate.

For more information contact Robin Maercklein at 715-501-0527 or robinmaercklein@nullgmail.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           12/14/2016    Chippewa        Bruce Steger              715-723-0209     just4birds@nullatt.net
Grantsburg        12/17/2016    Burnett            Dennis Allaman           715-463-2365    allaman@nullusa.net
Luck                    12/18/2016    Polk               Robin Maercklein      715-501-0527     robinmaercklein@nullgmail.com
New Richmond  12/20/2016     St. Croix    Joe Merchak       715-425-1169       jmerchak@nullbaldwin-telecom.net
Chippewa Falls    12/21/2016     Chippewa     Bruce Steger         715-723-0209         just4birds@nullatt.net
Spring Valley       12/26/2016     Pierce            James Beix           715-425-6981          jbeix@nulldishup.us
Durand                12/28/2016     Dunn             Bruce Steger             715-723-0209     just4birds@nullatt.net
Rice Lake             12/29/2016     Barron         Robin Maercklein   715-501-0527      robinmaercklein@nullgmail.com
Hudson/Afton    1/1/2017       St. Croix      Joe Merchak       715-425-1169        jmerchak@nullbaldwin-telecom.net
Ellsworth             1/2/2017        Pierce              James Beix              715-425-6981        jbeix@nulldishup.us
Nelson                  1/4/2017           Pepin           Bruce Steger               715-723-0209     just4birds@nullatt.net
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