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Bird Counts

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - SILVER CITY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021

The Silver City CBC covers a 15 mile diameter circle centered on the Silver City golf course. All levels of expertise are welcome, plus there is a need for drivers, recorders and feeder counters. To participate, please contact compiler, John Gorey:  johnpgorey@gmail.com. Reports can be mailed to John Gorey, PO Box 5071, Silver City NM 88062.

Count Results → CBC Report 2020 (PDF)
Total species: 106 (highest on record!) 89 in 2019
Total # of individual birds: 7490 (avg across all years = 5100) 5729 in 2019

Check out the CBC Trends Viewer! from American Birds/National Audubon Society.


CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - GILA RIVER
JANUARY 1 or 2, 2022

Centered in Riverside, along the Gila River near Cliff, the Gila River count will be on the weekend of January 1 or 2, whichever day predicts better weather, hopefully the 2nd. Compiler Linda Moore will need to know interested participants by December 20th. Please contact Linda by email raptors.linda@yahoo.com or landline 575-535-2268.


WINTER RAPTOR SURVEY
JANUARY 15 - 17, 2022

The Winter Raptor Survey will be the holiday weekend of January 15–17. Leader Linda Moore will need to know interested participants by January 3rd.  Please contact Linda by email raptors.linda@yahoo.com or landline 575-535-2268.


CORNELL FEEDERWATCH
NOVEMBER  — APRIL 2022

The FeederWatch season always begins the second Saturday in November and runs for 21 weeks, harnessing the power of backyard bird watchers to track trends among winter birds. While we are all thrilled by unusual sightings and high counts, it’s the everyday observations of common birds that are so important for monitoring bird populations. Visit www.feederwatch.orgfor more info.

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
FEBRUARY 18-21, 2022

greatbackyardbirdcountBird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are Participants simply watch birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on any day in a four-day time span, tally the numbers of each species they see, and report their tallies online at BirdCount.org. Portions of the GBBC site are also now available in Spanish at ContandoAves.org . Anyone anywhere in the world with Internet access can participate. Anyone visiting the GBBC website will be able to see bird observations pouring in from around the world and contribute their own tallies. Global participation will be made possible thanks to eBird, a real-time online checklist program.  The GBBC is open to anyone of any skill level and welcomes bird observations from any location, including backyards, national parks, gardens, wetlands, and urban landscapes. The four-day count typically receives sightings from tens of thousands of people reporting more than 600 bird species in the United States and Canada alone.

GLOBAL BIG DAY
MAY 2022 (date TBA)

Join birders from more than 175 countries and be a part of Global Big Day - you don’t have to commit to birding for 24 hours—even 5 or 10 minutes of watching birds at home makes you part of the team. Participating is easy. Be part of Global Big Day from home if you can spare 5 or 10 minutes, report your bird observations to eBird online or with our free eBird Mobile app. Have more time? Submit checklists of birds throughout the day. You never know what you might spot. Your observations help us better understand global bird populations through products like these animated abundance maps brought to you by eBird Science. Have fun, enjoy the birds you find, stay safe, and share your sightings on eBird. Because in our world, every bird counts.   ebird.org/globalbigday

eBird Pro Tip: Bird Counting 101

Have trouble counting birds, especially large numbers? We all do. Find out everything you need to learn how to count with confidence - Bird Counting 101

NM Winter Raptor Count
January 18, 2020
Nine teams of raptor enthusiasts identified and counted as many raptors as possible on 10 routes, driving over 1300 miles, in 63 hours produced 13 species & 295 individual birds.

Northern Harrier 20; Coopers Hawk 7; Red-tailed Hawk 182; Ferruginous Hawk 9; Bald Eagle 4; Golden Eagle 5; American Kestrel 59; Prairie Falcon 1; Merlin 3; Peregrine Falcon 1; Raptor species 1; Great Horned Owl 2; Turkey Vulture 1.

Next year's dates: January 16, 17, 18, 2021
Linda Moore, Compiler


2016 - 2017 SILVER CITY
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

By Roland Shook
→ Read the Report

1997 - 2015 SILVER CITY
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT