Stanislaus and Merced County birders of all levels are invited to participate in Stanislaus Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Counts. Each count area will have at least one experienced birder to help with identifying birds during the survey. These counts not only gather vital survey data for National Audubon Society, but they also present opportunities for birders to see dozens of species, and hundreds of individual birds, in one day. Please consider joining us for these enjoyable citizen science surveys.

La Grange-Waterford Christmas Bird Count:

DATE: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Meet at The Fruit Yard Restaurant at 6:30am

7948 Yosemite Boulevard (Hwy 132 x Geer Rd., east of Modesto)

Coordinator: Jim Gain

Compiler: Harold Reeve (birder@sbcglobal.net)

Los Banos Christmas Bird Count:

DATE: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Meet at Black Bear Diner at 6:30am

955 W. Pacheco Blvd. (at the west end of Los Banos)

Coordinator: John Fulton (Merced_birding@hotmail.com)

Compiler: Harold Reeve (birder@sbcglobal.net)

Caswell-Westley Christmas Bird Count:

DATE: Sunday, December 30, 2018

Meet at Denny’s Restaurant at 6:30am

2052 W. Orangeburg Ave. (just south of Briggsmore Ave.)

Coordinator and Compiler: Harold Reeve (birder@sbcglobal.net)