48th Annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count

48th Annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:00am

Each year in late December or early January, thousands of volunteers around the world disperse to local bird “count circles” to count all the birds they observe throughout the day. The tradition of the Christmas Bird Count, which began in 1900, brings together birders and conservationists in one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the United States. This year, the Point Reyes Count will take place on Saturday, December 16th, 2017, as part of the 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count.

To Register: visit the Point Reyes CBC website. There you can find full details of the count and the count dinner at Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station.

The Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count was founded in 1970 by Rich Stallcup, Jon Winter, and others. Now in its 48th year, PRCBC is a popular count with 27 territories and 200 participants – in fact, we often are ranked in the top 5 nationally in the number of species observed. We request that you register as soon as possible and work with your area leaders to plan your day. With the amazing effort by our participants, lots of birds, a bit of luck in the weather, and with Pam Ferrari’s wonderful food, we will all have a enjoyable and rewarding count.

*Registration ends on December 1st, 2017. 

The event is sponsored in part by Marin Audubon Society, Point Blue Conservation Science, Susan Ives Communications and Web People Media.


Volunteers are needed to help with set up at on the Count Day at Toby’s starting around 3:30pm.

Volunteers will receive a free dinner and a (virtual) feather for your cap.

For more information please contact Susan Ives:

Phone: 415.987.6764 Email: Susan@susanivescommunications.com


The Point Reyes CBC Compilers are Todd Plummer, George Curth, and Sandy Curth. They can be reached at mailto:ptreyescbc@gmail.com