Christmas Bird Count

General information about the Christmas Bird Count can be found here (a project of the National Audubon Society).

To find a Christmas Count circle anywhere on the planet go here:
http://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count

Click the links below for information on these local CBC circles:

Spokane CBC
Cheney CBC
Chewelah CBC - Contact Mike Munts
Colville CBC
Moscow/Pullman CBC
Sandpoint CBC
Coeur d’Alene CBC


New birders are always welcome to join the count! Please contact Alan McCoy for information about the Spokane count. For the Cheney CBC please contact Sandy Schreven.

Feeder Watchers Wanted: If you live within a Count Circle, you can participate by watching and counting the birds at your feeder. Contact Alan McCoy for the Spokane CBC or Sandy Schreven for the Cheney CBC to see if your location is within the count area.

To find other Christmas Bird Counts: click here.

Click here to find out about an app for your phone called “Count Circle.”

Participant Fee: Beginning 2012/2013 there will be no fee for participating in the Christmas Bird Count. This is a policy change that applies to all CBC's throughout the world. The governing body decided to stop collecting this fee because it has been an impediment to participation. But there are still costs for running the program. Therefore, donations are always welcome.

Register Online

All participants can pre-register online. Online pre-registration will close 48 hours before count day. Registering online saves the compiler a lot of time.

Go to the website https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count

Count Summary

About three weeks after the count check back here to see the results of this year's count.