Christmas Bird Count Update


GOOD NEWS! After-birding picnic returns!




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 123nd 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 geographical area.

Palomar Audubon Society would like to extend an invitation to all birders to participate in the annual Escondido Christmas Bird Count on Friday December 23, 2022. The count circle incorporates mostly rural areas near Escondido, Valley Center, Ramona, and Poway. Fantastic birding skills are not a requirement – an extra pair of eyes is always helpful. The after-birding compilation meeting will again be held this year 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.

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Audubon Society has put in place some new rules for this year’s CBC’s. Social distancing and masking are required at all times with UN-vaccinated participants. Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar groups. All activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19 guidelines.

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

Again this year, Palomar Audubon Society is making a concerted effort to have more of it’s members participate in this important event. Sign up, and join the fun!

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