Each year thousands of Wyoming citizens led by local birders participate in one or more of the twenty-two plus Christmas Bird Counts held in Wyoming. This holiday season join with birders and nature lovers who participate in this important citizen science effort across Wyoming. The one-day bird counts provide valuable data about the number of bird species and numbers of each species occurring within a set geographic area. Whether you just watch your bird feeder or spend a full day in the field with friends, it is a great way to have fun and gather important information on bird populations.
Help is needed on many of these counts, so find one that interests you and contact the compiler for more information.
Albany County 12/14/2013
Meet 7:00 am at the Hornet's Nest gas station, 8 miles north of Evanston, WY on Rt 89. Contact Tim Gorman via email.307-679-0656
Anna Moscicki - 307.450.7345(cell) or 307.455.2904(home) - firstname.lastname@example.org No need to register; please meet at Kathy's Koffee at 7:15 am to receive area assignments.
Pre Count meeting at Pronghorn Room at the Game and Fish Office Dec 12th 7-8:30pm. CBC Date is the 14th.Gathering meeting on the morning of the count will be at King's Corner (112 S. Beech--on the corner of 1st Street and S. Beech Street) from 7:30-9AM. Potluck and compiling of count will, also, be at King's Corner at 5:30.
Contact Chris Michelson--234-8726 or Stacy Scott--262-0055)
Email Julie Rieder
Meeting time will be at 7:00 AM. Meeting location will be Hardees Restaurant on Hart Street. Compilation will be at 611 Klondike Drive at 4:00 PM
Story - Big Horn 12/28/2013
Contact Jean Daly at 674-9728 to get route info prior to the count. Meet at 7am at 37 N. 2nd St. in Big Horn.
Meet at 7am at Perkins. Contact Dusty Downey at 504-453-4124 or via email.
Meet at Downtown Post Office at 7:30am. 6pm Potluck dinner to follow at Westgate Activity Center. Contact Greg Johnson at 634-1056 or via email.
Betty Boehm, email@example.com or 307-367-7018 prior for a route.There is no particular start time or meeting place, routes are selected prior and each group works on their own schedule throughout the day.The group will meet at the Pinedale Public Library at 5:30 PM to turn in their counts and enjoy a Chili pot-luck dinner. Local photographer and birder, Fred Pflughoft will be giving a presentation after dinner on, of course, "Birds"
Bates Hole 1/1/2012
Meet at Two Bar Ranch at 7:30am. Contact Charles Scott at 473-2512.
Alta WY/Driggs ID 1/5/2014
Contact Susan Patla at (307) 413-1222 or via email. We do a potluck at 5:30 pm at the Teton Regional Land Trust Office.
Route maps and directions will be distributed ahead of time. To participate, please contact Joyce Cicco (307-527-5030). Potluck dinner and tally results begin at 6 pm in the basement community meeting room of Big Horn Federal Savings & Loan, 1701 Stampede Avenue, Cody. In case of bad weather, the count will take place on December 31.
Jackson Hole 12/15/2013
Call Susan Marsh to coordinate for area desired at (307) 733-5744. We will meet for breakfast at 7:30 am at Bubba's on count day for any last minute joiners who want to come. Potluck dinner will follow.
Guernsey - Ft. Laramie 12/28/2013
Meet at 8 am at Ft. Laramie (the town, not the historic fort) Post Office or at 9:30 am at the main entrance to Guernsey State Park. Pack your lunch and plan to spend all day if you can. There will be an opportunity to do some hiking in the park. Contact Jane Dorn 307-640-4002. Anyone interested in carpooling from Cheyenne, please call Barb Gorges, 634-0463 (287-4952 cell).
We meet at 7:30 a.m. at McDonalds Restaurant on West Main in Riverton. Everyone welcome - bring binoculars and warm clothing. Cameras are encouraged. Contact Wanda Major.
We will meet at the Rapid Stop Conoco Service Station, 7:30 AM at the West end of Sundance. Contact Jennifer Adams at 283-2467.
Meet at McDonalds in Lander at 7:15 and/or 12:00. (You can count all day or either half of the day.) Contact Del Nelson at 307 332-5102 if you need further information.
Meet at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area's Visitor Center in Lovell at 7:00am. Reconvene at 4:30 pm for potluck chili dinner and to tally results. For more information, please contact Neil or Jennifer Miller, 307-568-9346.
We will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the firehall in Crowheart (across the highway from the Crowheart Store). Bring a lunch, drinks, and snacks. We will have a tally rally after the count. The time will be determined at the morning meeting.
Volunteers can call ahead (307-286-1972) or meet at Coal Creek Coffee (110 E. Grand) at 7:30 am on the day of the count to get data forms and team assignments.. Those not assigned routes ahead of time meet at Coal Creek Coffee (110 E. Grand Ave., downtown) at 7:30 am. Feeder watchers please contact me ahead of the count day.
Green River 12/18/2011
Green River CBC participants meet at the Green River McDonalds on Uinta Drive at 7am - Contact Fred & Fern Linton via email.
To learn more about the history of the Christmas Bird Counts, visit the National Audubon Society's website.