Who does the bird counts?

Long-time participant Ernie Limes on the 1981 count

Ernie Limes crossing the bridge at the Worley Estate.
Photo by Jeffrey White, Dec 19, 1981.

You don’t have to be an expert to participate on a bird count.

Those who are just getting started in birding can be assigned to a team that includes someone who has more experience with bird identification.

Other than that, a pair of binoculars is the basic equipment needed. A bird field guide is also helpful.
Please consider helping in one of the following ways:
Pileated Woodpecker

  • Observer on a team covering an assigned territory.
  • Feeder watcher at home.
  • Hunter on the water or afield, reporting their sightings
    (especially of game birds).
  • Tipster who knows of specific locations within the count circle where unusual or elusive species are being seen, and there’s a possibility that those birds could be present on the day of the count. Examples could be Wild Turkeys, Barn Owls, Short-eared Owls, or rarities coming to backyard bird feeders.

Birding by car is a great way to see the countryside and lots of birds
If you’re interested in helping, be sure to contact the count organizer, Jeffrey White, beforehand.

Also, be sure to get on the notification list on the right side of this page.