Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, and many other Western Hemisphere countries. This year will
mark the 118th year for this event.
This holiday season please join with the other birders for this important citizen science effort sponsored by the National Audubon Society. The one-day bird counts provide valuable data about the number of bird species and numbers of each species occurring within a set
Palomar Audubon Society would like to extend an invitation to all birders to participate in the
annual Escondido Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The count circle
incorporates mostly rural areas near Escondido, Valley Center, and Ramona. Fantastic birding
skills are not a requirement – an extra pair of eyes is always helpful.
The after-birding compilation meeting will be held in the early afternoon at Kit Carson Park’s
covered picnic shelter. The highlight of the day will be the deli-style lunch provided, courtesy of
Palomar Audubon Society.
For more information contact Jim Beckman on an upcoming Saturday field trip. Jim can also be
reached at (858) 205-2819. For additional information and/or team assignments contact the
Escondido CBC senior compiler, Ken Weaver by phone at (760) 723-2448 or by email at
This year Palomar Audubon Society is making a concerted effort to have more of its members
participate in this important event. Sign up now and join the fun!