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New Record for San Francisco Christmas Bird Count?

December 30, 2013 by Ilana DeBare

Last Friday about 120 birders fanned out across the 15-mile diameter of the San Francisco Christmas Bird Count circle and set what could be a new record for the number of species in the SF count — 183.

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New records set in Bay Area’s Christmas bird counts

January 07, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

The annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, the longest running citizen science survey in the world, has finished up in the Bay Area with some important findings.

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At Oakland’s Christmas Bird Count, 177 species in 177-square miles

December 19, 2012 by Ilana DeBare via Berkeleyside

177 species was a normal year's count at Audubon Society's 2012 Christmas Bird Count in Oakland. But there were nevertheless some pleasant surprises: hermit warblers, a snow goose and a Ross's goose.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Two birders, a Few Wastewater Ponds, 104 Species of Birds

December 19, 2011 by Juliet Grable

How do you see 104 species of birds in one day at a wastewater pond? Ride along on a Christmas Bird Count with PRBO Conservation ornithologist Rich Stallcup and partner Heather Cameron.


Christmas Bird Count is serious citizen science

December 14, 2011 by Alison Hawkes

Some say it's a "military style" operation, and surely the level of expertise in the field can be intimidating. But the Christmas Bird Count is also great fun for normally solitary birders and a chance to grow the next generation of naturalists.

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Kids Counting Birds in the Canal

January 19, 2011 by Juliet Grable

The annual Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running bird study in the world. But it's not exactly kid-friendly. So Wendy Dalia of Richardson Bay Audubon Center spearheaded Marin County's first-ever youth Christmas Bird Count on January 8. She's already looking forward to next year.

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Christmas Bird Count

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

The holidays will soon be upon us, which means it’s time to gather with friends and family to celebrate the ...

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