Christmas Bird Counts in Utah

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2018 Christmas Bird Count Schedule

   
There is no required fee to participate. We welcome donations to support the CBC program.
  You can donate on the Audubon Website.

   

  
Article by Pomera Fronce

          * (Information from last year is in this color-- last year's schelude - at the bottom of this page).  
  
  


14 December,  (Friday)
  
      Grand Staircase-Escalante
Everyone will meet at BLM Office in Escalante at the Interagency Visitor Center at 8:00am (435 826-5499).  There will be coffee and donuts or muffins.  We will have a short precount presentation and get routes lined out and will then head to the field. The count will go until around 4pm.
Contact - Terry Tolbert at (435) 826-5607,    or Jens & Kathy Munthe - 435-826-4755
      Kanab
Everyone will meet at BLM Office in Kanab [669 S Highway 89 A] will have a short precount presentation T- Shirts and Doughnuts will be available and get routes lined out and will then head to the field.
Contact - Lisa CHurch at (435) 644-1200,  .
  
      Torrey
We will meet at 8 am on the 14th at the Chuckwagon General Store in Torrey.
Counting teams will depart that location by no later than 8:15-8:30 am.. As is the tradition for our Torrey CBC, there will be a group potluck the night before the count and a fun post count feed and party at Casa Jay after the count. To find out more contact Count Coordinator Jay Banta at   (preferred) or at 4354963600.    Map
   

15 December,  (Saturday)
  
      Evanston WY and UT  

Those interested in participating in the annual Evanston Christmas Bird Count (CBC) should meet 8:00 am Saturday, December 15th at the Hornet's Nest Gas Station, 8 miles north of Evanston on Rt. 89.

The Evanston circle holds the all-time record count for Greater Sage-Grouse, 698 in 1986. This will be the 37th year for the Evanston CBC. About 40% of the count circle is in Utah.

For more details contact Tim Gorman at:
 307-679-0656 (mobile) or 307-789-3833 (office)
1149 Sage Street, Evanston, WY  82930

      Logan 

Saturday, December 15th 2018 will be the 58th year of the annual Christmas Bird Count for the Logan, UT count. First begun in 1955, The Logan Christmas Bird Count is our Chapter’s contribution to the world’s largest, oldest citizen science project on Earth. Please join us.

We can use beginners as well as experienced birders to find owls, falcons, and odd ducks, even feathered ones. Contact Val Grant, 435-752-7572 or Hilary Shughart hilary.shughart@gmail.com for more information or to join the Count! With your assistance and a wink from Mother Nature, we could break 100 species – again!

BAS web site: http://bridgerlandaudubon.org/fieldtrips/
   

      Moab
The Moab Bird Club will hold its annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 15, 2018. For more information, or to sign up, please contact event coordinator Marcy Hafner at 435-259-6197 or   .
      Ogden  
Meet at 7:00 am at Denny’s (Take 21st Street to 1100 West, on north side by Flying J Plaza, Ogden) for breakfast and to get your assignment. It is an all day trip. Bring water and lunch. Walkie talkies on frequency 11-22 will be used to communicate between cars. Potluck dinner at 6:00 pm at UCC Church (3350 South Harrison Blvd.) for compilation of data. Bring table service and a dish to share. 
 
      Ouray National Wildlife Refuge / Green River   
We will be meeting at 8:00 am at Ouray NWR office. Please call the Refuge at (435)545-2522 x 112 if you need directions. Also, call my cell phone if you have questions: Tonya-(801)995-2972. We will check with the refuge manager to see if there's room in the bunkhouse for out of town birders.
​For more info, message Tonya Kieffer or email me at,    .
 
      Provo
The Provo Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held on Dec 15th. As usual we will have a presentation and be giving out the assignments at our monthly meeting on Dec 13th at the Bean Muesem. As always, we will have a potluck dinner after the count while we compile the totals for the day (details about the pot luck at the meeting). Contact Bryan Shirley for details: 801-722-9346 or  
      Salt Lake City
Registration is now open for the Salt Lake Christmas Bird Count which is scheduled for Saturday, December 15th. This event is free and is open to birders of all skill levels. If you are a beginner, you wll be able to join a team that includes experienced birders. Contact Ian Batterman at or 920-360-0805 if you would like to participate or to obtain further information.

If you are unable to join a field team and you live within the boundaries of the count circle, you can stay home and report the birds that visit your feeders. Ian will be coordinating the backyard bird watching portion of the count this year, so contact him at or 920-360-0805 to register and get the necessary forms and instruction.

Great Salt Lake Audubon will host a potluck social with team reports and door prizes following the count, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park. This is an enjoyable way to celebrate the CBC with friends after a great day of counting birds. Please bring a favorite dish to share: appetizer, salad, vegetables, main dish or dessert. GSLA will supply the beverages. To reduce paper/plastic waste, please bring your own utensils and plates. Contact Jeanne Le Ber 801-532-7384 or if you have questions.

This is always a very fun event so we hope you can join us!
     
      Zion
This count circle falls within and adjacent to Zion National Park. Individual zones are pre-assigned before count day. Participants that pre-register with the compiler will have the park entrance fee waived. Count tally and pot luck starts at 5 PM in the Zion Nature Center located in the park. Please contact compiler Jason Pietrzak at e-mail for further information.
 

17 December,  (Monday)

 
     Boulder

Meet at 8 am at the Anasazi State Park Theater (435) 335-7308.   The count will go until around 4pm.
Contact - Terry Tolbert at (435) 826-5607

19 December,  (Wednesday)

  
      Bear River Refuge
Meet at McDonald’s (1838 W 2700 N, Farr West – just east of 1-15 exit 349) at 8 am for breakfast or about 9 am at refuge visitors center. It is an all day trip. Bring water and lunch. Walkie talkies on frequency 11-22 will be used to communicate between cars

20 December,  (Thursday)

   
     Cedar City   
All birders are welcome to join us on this count.  Previous experience is preferred, but we are willing to train new birders. Contact, Keith Day  at   or 435 586-6100
 

26 December,  (Wednesday)

  
      Payson
The Payson count will be on Dec 26th. Great way to start the new year!
Hopefully you can come out and enjoy the best Holiday Tradition!
For more info contact Bryan Shirley at  801-722-9346 or  
  
      Bear Lake (Utah Count)
Contact Dennis Austin @ 435-245-4177  or   for information and/or sign-up. The count usually has 10 or more observers. About 55 species and 2,000 birds are annually counted.
  

27 December,  (Thursday)

  
      Morgan  
Meet at the Spring Chicken Inn on state street in Morgan at 8 am for  breakfast or at 9 am if not eating. It is an all day trip. Bring water and lunch. Walkie talkies on frequency 11-22 will be used to communicate between cars.  For more info, email Weston smith at   .
    

28 December,  (Friday)

      St. George
Contact: Kenneth A. Hinton -  (   ), (435)-772-1019.
The St. George CBC will be held Friday, December 28, 2018. Those willing to participate can pick up their packets between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM at the St. George Tonaquint Nature Center. The compilation will be held at the same site, beginning at 5:00 PM.
  

29 December,  (Saturday)

  
      Bryce Canyon
Will be held on Saturday, 12/29. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center. For information contact Peter Densmore at (435) 834-4744 or,    .
 
Website  
  
     Silver Reef   
Contact: Marshall Topham - (   )
The Silver Reef CBC will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 - Those willing to participate will pick up their packets between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM at the Utah Division of Natural Resource building located at Quail Creek Reservoir. The compilation will be held at the same site, beginning at 4:00 PM. See map.

30 December,  (Sunday)

  

1 January,  (Tuesday)

  
      Antelope Island
 
Meet at the parking lot outside Antelope Island State Park entrance kiosk at 8:00 am. It is an all day trip. Bring water and lunch. Walkie talkies on frequency 11-22 will be used to communicate between cars. This is a fee area.    Contact: John Bellmon at:  
      Dinosaur NM / Jensen
We meet at 0800 at the welcome center/rest stop on Highway 40 in Jensen, UT. We have a potluck lunch at a participant's home (in the circle). Half-day participation is OK. Most birding is from the road/car, but some walking/hiking is needed.
Ffor more info contact Kathy Paulin at:  
  
      Jordan River  
The Jordan River CBC is held on Tuesday, January 1. Participants meet at 7:00 a.m. at Kneader's Bakery & Cafe, located at 177 East 13800 South, Draper, UT,(801-838-7700) for breakfast and to establish birding teams. There are 8 teams that bird within the count circle. Teams are assigned during breakfast and CBC instructions are shared with the groups. Beginner, intermediate and expert birders are invited and encouraged to spend the first day of the new year birding with us. At 5:00 p.m. participants meet at Sizzlers (9000 South 20 West, Sandy, UT - 801-566-8021) to talk about their day and turn in tally sheets. Please contact Jeanne Le Ber or Ray Smith at 801-532-7384 or    if you are interested in participating. Thanks. 

3 January,  (Thursday)

 
      Bear Lake (Idaho Count)
Contact Dennis Austin @ 435-245-4177  or   for information and/or sign-up. (The Bear Lake CBC on the Utah side is on December 27th.
  
 

 

4 January,  (Friday)

   
       Dead Horse Point
Looking for experienced birders to be route leaders and welcoming novice birders to join the fun. The count will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. All participants will need to pack a lunch, dress in layers, and bring lots of water. All participants will receive a free dayuse entry for the Park to be used at a later date. To sign-up to help with the Dead Horse Point State Park CBC, please email Crystal White at crystalwhite@utah.gov by January 2nd.
      Glen Canyon  (Page, AZ)
Meet at Glen Canyon NRA headquarters on Highway 89 at 07:30 a.m. The count will take place on the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, nearby segments of Lake Powell, and by land within our count radius. For questions contact John Spence at: (928) 608-6267 or .  Free T-Shirts will be provided to participants by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association. (Folks will have the options of going on the boats onto the lake).
 

5 January,  (Saturday)

 
      Heber Valley
Join us at Wasatch Mountain State Park  and the surrounding area. We will meet at 8:00 am (until 5 pm) at the Visitor Center located at 1281 Warm Springs Road, Midway, Utah 84049.  For more information contact: Kathy Donnell at (435) 654-1791 or
  
       Park City
We are pleased to announce the 8th annual Utah Birders Park City Christmas Bird Count and invite you to participate! The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a census of birds performed annually in December and January by volunteer birders. The purpose is to provide population data for use in science, especially conservation biology--though many people participate just for fun. 

This year's Park City CBC will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2019 starting at 8:00 AM and going until 12:30 PM. We will split up into several teams to cover areas from Jordanelle north to Jeremy Ranch and from Summit Park east to Rockport and Peoa. 

For more information and to sign up visit 
http://www.utahbirders.com/cbc 

We will begin meeting at 7:45 AM at the Park City Bread & Bagel in Jeremy Ranch:
(map)

If you have any questions feel free to visit us at 
utahbirders.com/cbc or contact us at utah.birders@gmail.com or Nate Brown at 970-978-1804, natebrown3@hotmail.com. 

 

 

 Previous Year,  ↓  (Counts that are registered but may not have been held)

  

 
      Snake Valley, NV and UT
Description:  The Snake Valley Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is located in White Pine County, Nevada, and Millard County, Utah. It includes the towns of Baker, NV and Garrison, UT; some of the eastern side of Great Basin National Park, and Pruess Reservoir. It has habitat from the desert floor - saltbrush, to sagebrush, to pinyon-juniper, to fir-spruce forests or mountain mahogany thickets. There are several creeks, stock ponds, irrigation ditches and a fish rearing station included.

Some years there is enough snow in the higher elevations for skiing bird counters! Bring snowshoes or skis, if you have them, just in case. There are a few pairs of snowshoes for loan up at the Park - Lehman Cave Visitor Center. Don't forget your digital camera and spotting scopes, too. Bring snacks - few businesses are open in the winter.  Since we are in such a remote location, we can always use more help! .

The count starts at 8 am and continue throughout the day. If you'd like to sign up or learn more, contact Gretchen Baker at 775-234-7541 or email  

Park info;
www.nps.gov/grba
Area businesses;
www.greatbasinpark.com
    
      Fish Springs NWR
Please contact Tiffany Cummins at  if you have any questions or would like to attend.
  
      Pipe Spring National Monument  (not being held in 2015)
From 8 am to 5 pm. "It doesn't take long to cover Pipe Spring - it's only 40 acres... we do some road counts along the county road that goes past the monument and along AZ 389."    Contact:  Paula Ogden-Muse, "I would like folks to contact me about their interest to be sure that we meet each other at the visitor center at the correct time:" 928-643-7105 x 16 (Monday - Friday) or via email   .        Poster
  
      Bluff  (not held -- 2011 through 2014)
Come help us count birds in one of the most scenic count areas in the United States. We'll have a pre-count meeting and make count area assignments Sunday evening (12/28) in the Recapture Lodge at 7 p.m. The count will begin at 7 a.m. Monday morning in the north parking lot of the Recapture Lodge and run until dusk. 
Recapture Lodge: 250 South Main Street, PO Box 309 Bluff, UT 84512, Phone 435-672-2281, Fax 435-672-2284    Contact:  Lu Giddings - 801-423-1682 or   .
  

26 December,  (Tuesday)

  
      Bear Lake (Utah Count)
Contact Dennis Austin @ 435-245-4177  or   for information and/or sign-up. The count usually has 10 or more observers. About 55 species and 2,000 birds are annually counted.
  



   

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