On Saturday, December 30, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists, will try to count all the birds they can identify from Little Valley Road to Big River. On Monday, January 2, many of them will get up and do it again, on the south coast from Elk to Point Arena. They will be joining tens of thousands of birders across the Americas who will brave the uncertain weather (or stay home and watch a feeder) to count every bird of every species they can find in one day, as part of the 117th annual Christmas Bird Count.
If you think this sounds like fun, you're right! The Mendocino Coast Audubon Society invites you to join us, no matter what your level of birding experience. Everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition, with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.
For more information about CBC participation, visit Audubon's website at christmasbirdcount.org and click on the “Get Involved” link on the right-hand side of the page.Downloads
CAFB checklist 3-column Taxonomic Portrait (PDF)
Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count 114th CBC Results (PDF)
Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count 113th CBC Results (PDF)
Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count 112th CBC Results (PDF)
Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count 111th CBC Results (PDF)