2018-2019 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS
All birdwatchers, whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, are invited to join us on one or more Christmas Bird Counts. Taking place across the nation since 1900, data collected by observers allows researchers and conservation biologists to study the long-term health and status of bird populations. A 15 mile radius circle is divided into sections, with different parties assigned to each section. Contact Count Compiler (for Denver, Denver Urban, and Douglas County CBC) for section leaders, meeting times, locations and to join a team.
SAVE THE DATE! 65th Denver Christmas Bird Count- Saturday, December 15, 2018
Count Leader/Compiler: Joey Kellner (303-978-1748), email@example.com
All are encouraged to participate in the annual Denver Christmas Bird Count (CBC) sponsored the National Audubon Society.
Fees: None! So, no excuses! Come have a great time and help count birds! Beginners and experts all welcome!
The 15-mile diameter “count circle” is subdivided into the 24 “count areas” listed below, each area with a leader. Stay tuned for future announcements with the contact information for each area leader. Once all Area Leaders are determined, to participate, contact the specific Area Leader for an area you are interested in helping out in or contact the Count Compiler (contact information above) if you would like to help in an area that still needs additional observers.
At the end of the day come to the compilation and potluck! After a day in the field, all participants are invited to attend the compilation meeting/potluck to feast, warm up, chat with other birders, and find out how the count fared. It is a lot of fun. The compilation meeting will be at approximately 5pm at the Chatfield State Park Headquarters (south side of the lake near the Heronry Overlook); State Parks vehicle entry pass required. Feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share! IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to construction at the time of the Christmas Bird Count the Chatfield State Park Headquarters can ONLY be accessed from the Roxborough Road entrance on the south side of the park off Titan Road.
|Area Number and Location||Area Leader||Phone Number|
|Red Rocks Park|
|Lower Bear Creek|
|Bear Creek Lake Park|
|Lower South Platte - East|
|Lower South Platte - West|
|Middle South Platte - West|
|Middle South Platte - East|
|Chatfield State Park|
|Upper South Platte *|
|Lower Deer Creek (Chatfield Arboretum)|
|Upper Deer Creek|
|North Turkey Creek|
|Upper Bear Creek|
|Ken Caryl Ranch|
|Mount Lindo/Willow Springs||Bob Shade|
* to participate in this area, you must contact the area leader no later than Monday, December 12th.
A few areas still need a leader/leader duo – If interested PLEASE contact the Compiler.
Douglas County Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 29, 2018
The Douglas County Circle of the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 7:30am to 4pm. We have about 12 teams that go out and cover different areas of Douglas County. Birders of all abilities are encouraged to sign up for a team. Information is available through the Audubon CBC website. If you would like to be placed on a team please email Nancy Crews at: NBCrews46@msn.com. Final deadline to register is Monday, December 24, 2018.
Walking distance and difficulty of the trails will vary with the count area, and the elevations will range from approximately 5,000 to 8,000 feet. Many areas involve mostly driving, with birding stops along the way.
Potluck: There will be a compilation of Birds and a Chili potluck after the count. The chili potluck costs $2.50 and birders are asked to bring a dish to share. The chili potluck will be held at the Roxborough Park Foundation Community Center at 6237 Roxborough Drive, Littleton, CO 80125.
Denver Urban Christmas Count
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
A holiday tradition – everyone welcome: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. The more eyes we have, the more birds we see. And we like to encourage people to get involved. Start the New Year with a half day or whole day effort – a good way to start 2019! The count covers a circle with a 15-mile diameter that includes the Platte River from north city limits to Mississippi, west to Buckley Field & Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
Potluck: 5:00pm after the count, Washington Park United Church of Christ, 400 S. Williams St. Parking lot to the north and accessible entrance off the alley. Call Urling -303-814-2723 to RSVP and to enjoy chili potluck, Urling’s brownies, & your salad, dessert, veggie, or finger foods. Feel free to come even if you don’t RSVP.
Count Leader, Hugh Kingery 303-814-2723 or 720-626-9566. To go on the count, contact area leader for that section. For those marked Txt, you may either text or phone the leader.
|Area Location||Leader contact||Leader||Area comments|
|South Platte South To Confluence Park||303-798-8072||Doris Cruze||Walking|
|South Platte Central Confluence Park to Riverside Cemetery||303-744-0613||Casey Davenhill||Some walking|
|South Platte North||303-278-8035||Dick Schottler||Some walking|
|Lower Sand Creek/Commerce City/Montbello||720 581 2711 (Texting welcome)||Mike Serruto||Some walking|
|Aurora: Buckley Road/First Creek trail/Parkfield Lake Park||303 885 6955|
|Patrick O’Driscoll||Walking & Driving
|Aurora: Bluff Lake, Star K, south to CCSP||Need leader||TBA||Some walking|
|Aurora: Coal Creek Env. Ctr/ Buckley Field||303-814-2725||Karen Metz||Walking, some car|
|Buckley Field (half-day)|
|Cherry Creek Res. State Park.||720 431 3899|
|Jeff Dawson||Some walking|
|Cherry Creek, dam to University Blvd.||303-422-3728|
|Paul Slingsby||8.1 mile trek|
|SE Denver, N/Hampden||303 941 7009|
|Kent School, S/Hampden||303-757-7000||Lynn Willcockson||Walking, some car|
|City Park/Park Hill||720-482-8454||Kevin Corwin||Car, some walking|
|Botanic Gardens, Wash. Park, Denver Country Club||720 333 2551 (txt)|
720 579 1791 (txt)
|Car, some walking|
|Rocky Mtn. Arsenal||303-814-2723||Urling Kingery||Car, some walking|
|Fairmont, Lowry area||303 979 6211||Ann Bonnell, Tuesday Birders||Car, some walking|