Bird Counts

The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) takes place annually from December 14 – January 5 and has been in existence for 118 years, making it the longest-running wildlife census in the country. Join with other birders to collect important information that is used to assess the health of the nation’s bird populations. For trends shown by CBC data, see the Audubon’s “State of the Birds” report at

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME: Beginning birders will be paired with more experienced

2019-20 Christmas Bird Count Dates

Christmas Bird Counts in the local area:

  • December 14, 2019 (Saturday) – Marquette
    The compiler is Melinda Stamp at or 906-869-2489.
    Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

No advanced registration is necessary. Feeder forms are available by pre-registering with Melinda. The count circle covers a 7.5-mile radius centered on Old City Hall at 4th & Washington St.

  • December 15, 2019 (Sunday) – AuTrain

The compiler is Scott Hickman at or 906-892-8603.
Please use the email address for communication since count information is distributed by email. Please let Scott know at least 4 days in advance if you want to participate so that count circle coverage can be properly coordinated and communicated to all participants.

  • January 4, 2020 (Saturday) Gwinn– The compiler is Brian Johnson ( You can either contact him for more information or Beth Olson (




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