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Local Christmas Bird Counts Overview

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is citizen-science at its best and this year's will be the 114th. You can help with this effort, whether you have ever gone bird watching or not. You will have the opportunity to meet new people with interests in birds, or spend time with friends from previous years. Again this year WHAS sponsors the following CBC's:

  • Leadbetter CBC on Saturday Dec 21th: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before December 10th
    Count Circle areas include the Pacific Ocean beaches on the Long Beach Peninsula, Willapa Bay’s east shore mid-point on the peninsula to the tip of Leadbettter point on the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and the west side of the bay from the Naselle River north to Bay Center, WA.
  • Wahkiakum CBC on Sunday Dec 29th: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Count Circle include portions of the Skamokawa, Puget Island, Cathlamet, and Brownsmead areas.
  • Cowlitz Coweeman Columbia CBC on Wednesday January 1st: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Count circle areas include East Oregon, West Oregon, South Washington, East Washington, West Washington, and North Washington

This is your chance to help collect the information which will direct decisions in the future, decisions which will affect how much natural beauty, including birds, remains for future generations.

Bring your binoculars if you have some, boots, warm clothes and a lunch, and join us for a day outside, looking closely at some of Nature's most interesting creatures, sharing the day with people who have similar interests.