2021 Christmas Bird Count

December 18, 2021 all-day
Larry Weeks
406-549-5632 (406-540-3064 cell)

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The 2021 Missoula Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The Count area is a circle with a 7.5 mile radius which is centered at the intersection of Reserve St. and I-90. The area within the circle will be covered by small groups and individuals. These areas will be assigned ahead of the Count day. You can participate by joining a group in the field or by being a feeder watcher.

Please note that the Beginner Bird Walk at Lee Metcalf will not be held as previously scheduled as it will be superseded by the CBC.

Due to the on-going pandemic, we recommend face masks when carpooling, and social distancing should be practiced in the field. Last year, some of the group leaders split up their participants by groups and areas, which resulted in a more complete coverage. Larry Weeks, CBC organizer, suggests that the same approach be followed where appropriate this year. A decision to hold an in- person potluck gathering to tabulate the results will be made in December.

If you would like to take part in the Count, contact Larry Weeks at 406.549.5632 (406.540.3064 cell) or moc.liamgnull@aenegswb. Larry will provide different field options for you to choose from or instructions on how to tabulate your bird sightings at a feeder. We also tabulate unusual birds not seen on Count day that are seen during Count week. Count week includes the three days before and three days after Count day.

See our CBC page for bird ID resources…

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