Christmas Bird Count
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
1st Monday of CBC Season!
Join us for the annual Balcones Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This count has enjoyed steady growth in participation over the past few years, and as a result our species total has continued to climb as well. We would love to continue this trend - more eyes in the field gives a better view of the birds life there.
The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running wildlife census in the world and provides critical data on bird population trends and movements. The Balcones CBC is sponsored by the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands NWR. The circle includes all the tracts of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding area (see the map on our website). We need many birders of all skill levels to adequately survey the birds in the circle area to find all of the expected species and the rare species visiting the area. We would especially like to have some feeder watchers this year, so if you live within the circle and have bird feeders, please participate.
Due to the COVID-19, activities must comply with all current state and Municipal COVID-19 guidelines. The refuge has asked that we follow Travis County guidelines. We will not have a compilation gathering. Instead, this will be replaced with a drop-off location.
Thank you for participating in this important citizen-science project!