2016 Washington State Christmas Bird Count Information.

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Thursday, 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 17th

Eastside Audubon CBC
Check http://eastsideaudubon.org/conservation/citizen-science/christmas-bird-count-1/CBC-teams for instructions on how to sign up for a count and for contact information for leaders of eight different count areas.
Count is 8 am to 4 pm. Traditional CBC dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. in the community room of Kirkland’s Unitarian Church (where Eastside Audubon’s office is located downstairs), 208 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033.
If you plan to attend the dinner, please call the Eastside Audubon office by Tuesday, December 13: 425-576-8805. Please advise of any special dietary needs.

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.

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

Kitsap CBC
More information can be found in the December 2016 Kitsap Kingfisher newsletter: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57fbf392c534a5380773516e/t/582f2c1659cc685b302ae698/1479486488793/KingfisherDec16.pdf

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

Leavenworth CBC
Teams will make arrangements ahead of time for their individual routes.
All birders will meet in the Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA, to compile data starting at 4:30 PM.
Contact Gretchen Rohde before December 15th if you would like to participate – design@thedesignranch.com

Leadbetter Point CBC
Find more information at http://willapahillsaudubon.org/

Moscow – Pullman CBC
If you plan to participate on the Idaho side (including feeder watching), please contact Kas Dumroese at kas.birder@gmail.com. Idaho birders will meet at Starbucks at the Palouse Mall at 6:30 am.
If you plan to participate on the Washington side (including feeder watching), please contact Marie Dymkoski at marie-dymkoski@msn.com. Washington birders will meet at 6:30 am at the Daily Grind on Main Street in Pullman.
We also request that everyone register online through National Audubon Society’s CBC portal; the circle code is IDMP. To avoid frustration, just wait until about a week before the CBC to do so.

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. 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
Contact Phil Mattocks at pmattocks@kvalley.com

Sunday, December 18th

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

Neah Bay CBC
This is a brand new count circle. Contact Charlie Wright at cwright770@gmail.com

Lyle CBC
Contact Bob Hansen at bobhansenATpeak.org or at 503-881-5889

Bellingham CBC
Meeting for a potluck at the Squalicum Yacht club on the Bellingham waterfront after count. Contact Paul at Paul.DeBruyn@dfw.wa.gov

Sauvie Island CBC
The Sauvie Island CBC that includes Ridgefield NWR down to Vancouver Lake (Clark County) is Sunday 12/18. Susan Setterberg smsetterberg@yahoo.com is coordinating the Washington side.

Monday, December 19th

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

Monday, December 26th

Rainier Audubon CBC
8am-4pm (Owling earlier)
Species tally and potluck is at Federal Way United Methodist Church – 29645 51st Ave S, Auburn, WA 98001
Contact Cindy Flanagan at camcalcin@hotmail.com or 253-941-3933

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

Wednesday, December 28th

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.


Thursday, December 29th

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

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

Saturday, December 31st

Seattle CBC 
Sign up on our website starting November 1st at  www.seattleaudubon.org

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

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

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

Sunday, January 1st

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

Twisp CBC
Dave Rudholm is the compiler. Participants will meet at the Twisp Valley Grange before and after the count.
For more information, contact Dave at davidrudholm1@centurytel.net or 429-1105

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.

I have reserved space at Papa Pete’s Pizza, 5614 Ocean Beach Hwy for the compilation meeting. I told them we would arrive between 4:30 and 5pm. We have the space from 5-6:30 pm. I will get a map and driving directions to all participants.

Skagit Bay CBC
If you want to help you’ll be assigned to one of the sections with a leader to organize your day.  Birding usually starts at 8:00 and concludes between 4 & 4;30.  Compilation occurs at the Stanwood Public Library with a hot chili (chili provided)  potluck.  Expect  day with many birds (125  species), and thousands of individuals, variable weather and a few surprises!
Hope to see you in the Skagit Bay CBC.
Contact Lee Barnes at 206-365-7316 (leave a message) or at lbarnes45@hotmail.com


Monday, January 2nd

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

Okanogan/Omak CBC
Meet atHeather Findlay’s house at 6:45 am. Contact Heather at 429-8167 heather@eaglesun.net for more information.

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

Spokane CBC
Contact Alan McCoy at 509-448-3123