Arizona Christmas Bird Counts – 2023/2024
NOTE: This page has NOT been updated for 2023/24!! Check back soon.
The National Audubon Society has conducted Christmas bird counts since 1900. Volunteers from across North America and beyond take to the field during one calendar day between December 14 and January 5 to record every bird species and individual bird encountered within a designated 15-mile diameter circle. These records now comprise an extensive ornithological database that enables monitoring of winter bird populations and the overall health of the environment.
Participants are typically assigned to teams based on their bird identification skill level and endurance. Many counts hold a compilation dinner at the end of the day where results are tabulated and stories shared.
Help is needed on all of these counts, so find one that interests you and contact the compiler to join a team!
TIPS & TRICKS WEBINAR
Making Your Christmas Bird Count the Best with AZFO
This hour-long webinar will provide participants with numerous techniques, tips and suggestions to help make your next CBC (and general birding) experience the best it can be. Enhance your team’s outcome with an increase in both species and numbers – making the count more accurate, more useful, and hopefully more fun! This is a joint presentation of Arizona Field Ornithologists and Tucson Audubon Society.
TUCSON AND SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNTS
TUCSON VALLEY: DECEMBER
The Tucson Valley Christmas Bird Count will celebrate its 51st year in 2022! The count always ends with a fun-filled evening at the “Countdown Potluck” where stories are shared, rarities are reported, and new birding friends are made (virtual this year). If you would like to join in on this collaborative community-science adventure please contact compiler, Keith Kamper, at email@example.com.
SANTA CATALINA MOUNTAINS: DECEMBER
The count circle encompasses Tanque Verde Creek, Summerhaven, Sabino and Ventana Canyons, and Redington Pass. Everyone can contribute, whether you want to hike a remote mountain trail or count birds in the comfort of your own back yard! Kendall Kroesen is compiling this year. Contact Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-971-2385.
BUENOS-AIRES NWR, DECEMBER 15, Bonnie Swarbrick, 520 240-3737, email@example.com
PATAGONIA, DECEMBER 15, Donna Edmonds, 719 369-9704, firstname.lastname@example.org
AJO-CABEZA PRIETA, JANUARY 16, Stephanie Doerries, 520 387-4989, email@example.com
SAFFORD, DECEMBER 16, Diane Drobka, 928 298-0004, firstname.lastname@example.org
AVRA VALLEY, DECEMBER 17, George Montgomery, 520 609-0245, email@example.com
NOGALES, DECEMBER 17, Bill Lisowsky, 520 987-0187, firstname.lastname@example.org
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NM, DECEMBER 17, Daniel Martin, 928 210-2420, email@example.com
LUKEVILLE, DECEMBER 18, Daniel Martin, 928 210-2420, firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. DAVID, DECEMBER 18, Heather Swanson, 520 307-4405, SPRNCAbird@hotmail.com
RAMSEY CANYON, DECEMBER 19, Steven Tracey, 408 966-3860, email@example.com
GREEN VALLEY-MADERA CANYON, DECEMBER 28, Malcolm Chesworth, 203 947-2440, firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTAL, DECEMBER 31, Bonnie Bowen, 520 558-0038, email@example.com
ATASCOSA HIGHLANDS, JANUARY 1, Jake Mohlmann, 610 390-2424, firstname.lastname@example.org
DUDLEYVILLE, JANUARY 2, Doug Jenness, 520 909-1529, email@example.com
APPLETON-WHITTELL, JANUARY 5, Suzanne Wilcox, 520 455-5522, Suzanne.Wilcox@audubon.org
ADDITIONAL ARIZONA COUNTS
SALT-VERDE RIVERS, DECEMBER 14, Kurt Radamaker 480-585-1606 firstname.lastname@example.org
GILA RIVER, DECEMBER 15, Ryan O’Donnell 435-232-8146 email@example.com
SEDONA, DECEMBER 15, Richard Armstrong 928-282-3675 firstname.lastname@example.org
BILL WILLIAMS RIVER NWR, DECEMBER 15, Jessica Samuelson, 928 271-0253, email@example.com
HAVASU NWR, DECEMBER 16, Marge Penton 928-201-0619 firstname.lastname@example.org
WILLOW BEACH, DECEMBER 16, Clayton Merrill, 702 371-7548, email@example.com
PHOENIX METRO, DECEMBER 17, Molina Walters, 480 748-6562, Drmo@asu.edu
HASSAYAMPA RIVER, DECEMBER 17, Chrissy Kondrat, 623-451-1250 firstname.lastname@example.org
JEROME, DECEMBER 18, Rob Gibbs, 240-780-1318 email@example.com
GRAND CANYON, DECEMBER 19, Brian Gatlin 928-638-7723 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHINO VALLEY, DECEMBER 19, Russell Duerksen 928-925-5567 email@example.com
PHOENIX-TRES RIOS, DECEMBER 20, Marceline VandeWater 602-689-4356 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESCOTT, DECEMBER 21, Carl Tomoff, 928-778-2626 email@example.com
SUPERIOR, DECEMBER 26, Joy Bell, 480-760-1393 firstname.lastname@example.org
MARTINEZ LAKE-YUMA, DECEMBER 28, Nancy Meister, 928 872-3552, email@example.com
CAREFREE, DECEMBER 30, Jen Bruening, 480 239-2917, firstname.lastname@example.org
FLAGSTAFF-MOUNT ELDEN, DECEMBER 31, TBD
TIMBER MESA, DECEMBER 31, Mary Williams 480-235-1792 email@example.com
CAMP VERDE, JANUARY 2, Kay Hawklee 432-703-0007 firstname.lastname@example.org
LAKE PLEASANT, JANUARY 4, Eric Hough 928 684-2772, email@example.com
PAYSON, JANUARY 5, David Hallock 928-474-9475 firstname.lastname@example.org
MORMON LAKE, TBD, email@example.com
TONTO NM-ROOSEVELT LAKE, TBD, Danielle Herzner 860-940-8187 firstname.lastname@example.org
GLEN CANYON, TBD, John Spence