2017 Washington State Christmas Bird Count Information.

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Friday, December 15th

Bridgeport CBC
Meeting place: McDonald’s in Brewster, WA at 7:30am. Contact Meredith Spencer at 509-686-7551 or merdave@homenetnw.net


Saturday, December 16th

Eastside Audubon CBC
Check the following website:

Tahoma Audubon CBC
Details at http://www.tahomaaudubon.org/CBC We have diverse habitats — saltwater, lakes, urban, rural, and prairie.
Contact Faye McAdams Hands at 253-278-3712 or zest4parus@hotmail.com

Toppenish CBC
Meeting time/place: 7:00am at the Branding Iron restaurant outside of Toppenish. If owling, meeting with route leader earlier.
Contact Eric Heisey at 509-314-9570 or at magicman32@rocketmail.com

Edmonds CBC
Contact Bob Schmidt at bobs@world-wide.com or 425-273-1579 or Rick Taylor at taylorrl@outlook.com or 425-214-2764

Walla Walla CBC
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot on the Whitman College campus – which is off East Isaacs Ave. east of downtown Walla Walla.
Wrap-up supper after – soup and bread provided. Contact MerryLynn Denny at m.denny@charter.net

Leavenworth CBC
The 17th annual Christmas Bird Count for Leavenworth will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Birders will meet independently and survey their route during daylight hours. A meeting place to compile lists with be finalized in December. Contact Gretchen Rohde to participate – design@thedesignranch.com or call (509) 393-0088.

Leadbetter Point CBC
Find more information at http://willapahillsaudubon.org/
Contact Coordinators John and Margaret Green at 360-430-8569 or at jgreen2317@aol.com

Moscow – Pullman CBC
The 47th consecutive (and 64th overall) Moscow-Pullman Christmas Bird Count will be on Saturday, Dec 16.

Birders interested in counting birds at their feeders or spending the day on a field crew should contact the local coordinators in advance of the count. Birders interested in participating on the Idaho side should contact Kas Dumroese at kas.dumroese@gmail.com. Moscow participants will meet at the Starbucks in the Palouse Mall parking lot at 630 am.

Birders interested in participating on the Washington side should contact Marie Dymkoski at Marie-Dymkoski@msn.com

Oak Harbor CBC
Contact Jay Adams at protectionisland8.9@gmail.com

San Juan Ferry Transect CBC
Make your holidays memorable by participating in NCAS’s one-of-a-kind Christmas Bird Count (CBC) aboard the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Sydney B.C.and back. NCAS will cover the cost of the ferry passage for a limited number of counters. This challenging count has been conducted annually, whatever the weather, since the mid-1970s, following a protocol established by Jim Duemmel and Terry Wahl. Jim organized and compiled the count until 2002. Right now, Clayton and Linda Snider, who have been leading this count for the past nine years are looking for a few volunteers to assist with some challenging birding. If you are interested in participating in the San Juan Ferry CBC please contact Clayton or Linda Snider at 360-738-2232 or Paul Woodcock at vp@northcascadesaudubon.org, 360-966-6549.

Admiralty Audubon CBC
The count is an all-day event open to anyone wishing to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for novice bird watchers to join with seasoned veterans and learn more about identifying and finding the local birds. Half-day participants and home feeder watchers are also welcome. We would like to particularly encourage anyone with feeders in the count circle who can spare at least one hour to watch their yard to participate. Winter feeder watching can be quite rewarding as birds try to expend the least amount of energy to get the greatest amount of food.
The Admiralty Audubon count circle is a 7.5- mile radius centered near Indian Island ship dock and is divided into 13 sections, with a team of 3 or more individuals assigned to each section. Team leaders for each section will make arrangements with the rest of their group for a meeting place and time (usually between 7:30 and 8 am) the morning of the count. Participants should bring cold and wet-weather gear, binoculars, a scope if you have one, lunch and snacks for the day. A notepad and pencil or electronic recording devices, field guides, camera and a thermos with something hot are always good ideas as well. There will be a countdown potluck after the count at Rosewind Commons at 5 pm. For more information contact Dan Waggoner: 360-301-1788 or danwags57@gmail.com.

Ellensburg CBC
Please contact Gloria Baldi, 509-833-0601.

Kitsap CBC
Contact Gene Bullock at 360-394-5635 or e-mail at
More information can be found in the December 2017 Kitsap Kingfisher newsletter: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57fbf392c534a5380773516e/t/59eb7295b1ffb6706f914e4e/1508602521492/KingfisherNov17.pdf

Camas Prairie-Conboy CBC
For those interested please contact coordinator Jim White at 509-961-2775 or email him at jwhite@gorge.net


Sunday, December 17th

Olympia CBC
For those interested in participating contact count coordinator Bill Shelmerdine at georn1@hotmail.com

Neah Bay CBC
Contact Charlie Wright at cwright770@gmail.com

Lyle CBC
We typically have over 100 species, somtimes have the most Lewis’ Woodpecker anywhere in the universe, and are regularly the only count in Washington with Acorn Woodpeckers.
Contact Bob Hansen at bobhansenATpeak.org or at 503-881-5889

Bellingham CBC
Contact Doug Brown at (360) 647-1657 or e-mail him at bblackcat@comcast.net


Monday, December 18th

Sequim-Dungeness CBC
Contact Bob Boekelheide at bboek@olympus.net or 360-808-0196

Cle Elum CBC
Contact Michael Hobbs at 425-301-1032 or at birdmarymoor@frontier.com


Thursday, December 21st

Lewis County CBC
Inaugural count! Contact Dalton Spencer at offthehookflyshop@yahoo.com


Saturday, December 23rd

Grays Harbor CBC
From approx. 8am to dusk. We have some really great birding areas, from Ocean Shores around the circle to Westport. Included are the jetties, the Oyhut Wildlife Area, the Grays Harbor NWR, John’s River Wildlife Area, and Bottle Beach SP…some fine birding.
Contact Dianna Moore at 360-590-1395 or at dlmoor2@coastaccess.com


Friday, December 29th

Sauvie Island CBC – backup date of December 31
Contact and Compiler: Susan Setterberg, smsetterberg@yahoo.com, 360 980 0884
The circle encompasses all of Sauvie Island (parking permits required) and some adjacent territory around Scappouse; Vancouver Lake and the lowlands, Salmon Creek area through Ridgefield and all of the Ridgefield NWR. For counting on the WA side of the river, contact Susan; for counting on the Oregon side of the river, contact Karen Bachman at 971-207-7754, pppahooie@comcast.net. If you are new to the Christmas Counts, we can pair you with more experienced birders.

Chelan CBC
Meet at the Apple Cup Café at 7:00 am for breakfast or coffee, and to receive circle assignments. Meet in the afternoon at 4:15 at the Lake Chelan Methodist Church for a warming chili supper and to share count reports.
Contact Steve Easley, the compiler at 682-2318 or seasley@nwi.net or Dan Smith at 682-9653 for more information.

Wahkiakum CBC
Contact Andrew Emlen 360-795-8009 or at aemlen@centurytel.net


Saturday, December 30th

Everett-Marysville CBC
Contact Scott Atkinson at 425-210-2716 or at scottratkinson@hotmail.com

Seattle CBC
Register for the Seattle CBC starting November 1st at https://my.seattleaudubon.org/cbc2017

Port Angeles CBC
Contact: Barbara Blackie at blackieb@olypen.com or 360-477-8028

Tri-Cities CBC

The Tri-Cities count starts in two locations at 7:30am, Saturday, December 31. Contact Dana Ward for more information at 509-545-0627

Richland – Meet Lisa at the “Fingernail” in Howard Amon Park. Contact Lisa Hill at 509-943-2244
Pasco – Meet Dana at the Chiawana Park Boat Ramp, end of Rd 88. Contact Dana Ward at 509-545-0627
Kennewick – There will be no count day meeting. Contact Richard Barchet 509-430-0053 will lead the Kennewick team but you must contact him prior to December 20th to be assigned to a count area.

San Juan Islands Archipelago CBC
Contact Barbara Jensen at skylark@rockisland.com

Okanogan/Omak CBC
Meet at Heather Findlay’s house at 7:00 am. Contact Heather at 509-429-8167 heather@eaglesun.net for more information.

Spokane CBC
Contact Alan McCoy at 509-448-3123 (cell: 509-999-9512)

North Kitsap CBC
Kitsap Audubon is reactivating a circle in North Kitsap that has been that was started in the 1980s and has been dormant for 18 years. Contact Gene Bullock at 360-394-5635 or e-mail at genebullock@comcast.net
More information can be found in the December 2017 Kitsap Kingfisher newsletter: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57fbf392c534a5380773516e/t/59eb7295b1ffb6706f914e4e/1508602521492/KingfisherNov17.pdf

Yakima Valley CBC
Contact Denny Granstrand at dgranstrand@gmail.com


Sunday, December 31st

Rainier Audubon CBC
8-4pm (owling earlier)
Interested in going out in the field? Contact Cindy Flanagan at camcalcin@hotmail.com or 253-315-0799 to sign up for an area.

we are looking for a qualified leader for one of our areas

Post-CBC gathering at Federal Way United Methodist Church—29645 51st Ave S, Auburn, WA, 98001
Church doors for dinner and tally will be open at 4 PM
Chili Dinner will be served at 5PM and species tally to follow immediately after.

Wenatchee CBC
Please contact Dan Stephens at dstephens@wvc.edu or 509-679-4706 to participate.

Vashon CBC
Contact Ezra Parker at ezra@cfgrok.com or 206-463-0383

Twisp CBC
Dave Rudholm is the compiler. Birders will meet at Cinnamon Twisp at 6:30 am and will reconvene at the Rudholms’ house after the count. For more information, contact Dave at davidrudholm1@centurytel.net or 509-429-1105


Monday, January 1st

Cowlitz – Columbia CBC
Our count will be a part of the 117th International Christmas Bird Count. We will be out for an 8 hour period covering a 15 mile diameter circle looking for any birds that will let us see them.
Please plan to join us this year. It is a great way to start out the New Year.
To sign up, call Bob Reistroffer 360-636-5125 or breistrof@aol.com. I’ll form teams or you can put together your own team for the area of your choice. (Areas include Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon, Southern Washington, Eastern Washington, Western Washington, and Northern Washington.) I will get information to all participants by mid-December when teams are figured out.

Skagit Bay CBC
It’s the 30th anniversary of the Skagit Bay CBC. All are welcome to participate, both leaders and counters. If you are interested in participating, contact Lee Barnes at lbarnes45@hotmail.com or phone 206-365-7316, (leave a message). The official start is 8:00 AM. Leaders will designate the starting locations and locations. The count will continue until 4-4:30 PM. Compilation will be held at the Stanwood Library. Hot chili will be provided for all to partake at the compilation.
Contact Lee Barnes at 206-365-7316 (leave a message) or at lbarnes45@hotmail.com

Still waiting for complete information:

Camas Prairie – Trout Lake Valley CBC
compiler and organiser Stuart Johnston johnstonstuartf@hotmail.com

Columbia Hills – Klickitat Valley CBC
compiler Stuart Johnston. Contact at 509-493-3363 (6pm-9pm)