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Oakhurst Christmas Bird Count

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Date(s) - 12/17/2023
All Day

Oakhurst Elementary School


The Oakhurst Christmas Bird Count will be on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023. Audubon’s annual CBC includes over 2,600 count circles worldwide and provides a picture of how bird populations change over the years.

There is no fee to participate and no experience necessary. We welcome people new to birding as well as birders of all skill levels. Generally it is conducted from dawn to dusk, but some people choose to do just a partial day. If you live within the count circle (see count circle map below) you can even just do a “feederwatch” count from your home. We conduct the count “rain or shine.” Most counts combine birding on foot as well as by car.

Count circles have a 7.5 mile radius. The Oakhurst CBC circle center point is Oakhurst Elementary School on School Rd., Rd. 427.

The count circle is divided into 6 zones. If you would like to participate, choose a zone that interests you and contact that zone leader directly by email, or, if you have no preference, contact me at roygbiv@nctv.com and you can be assigned to a group. General recommendations are that you dress for cold weather, wear layered clothing, bring a lunch or snacks, and water. Binoculars are recommended but not mandatory.

For more information on Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count

Contact me for any questions.
Vern Johnson

Zone Leaders:

1) Oakhurst
Vern Johnson

2) Ahwahnee North
Susanjoy Aaronson

3) Ahwahnee South
Francey Blaugrund

4) Bass Lake
Csuri Odry

5) Coarsegold
Helen George

6) Oakhurst North
Nina Jones


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