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 observers. This is a great way to learn more about the birds in your area. DRESS WARMLY!

2017-2018 Christmas Bird Counts in the local area:

  • December 16, 2017 (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 17, 2017 (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.
  • December 20, 2017 (Wednesday) – Cedarville and Les Cheneaux
    The compiler is Elliot Nelson. For information, contact Elliot at or at  
  • January 2, 2018 (Tuesday) – Gwinn Area
    The compiler is Brian Johnson at or 231-557-4011. Contact Brian for meeting place and time.
  • TBD – Michigamme Highlands – Peshekee Grade
    The compiler is Gary Palmer at Contact Gary for more information. 




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