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Christmas Bird Count

By Chris Cash,  Christmas Bird Count Chair

It's getting to be that time of year of again - Christmas Bird Count (CBC).  This year's CBC will take place on Monday, December 18 from 7:30 am until dark.  As always, we need lots of volunteers to complete our six teams of observers.

We have five field teams going throughout the Village.  The field watchers will be notified of their team assignment prior to the actual CBC day - once we know how many field watchers we will have participating.  We also have one feeder team comprised of folks who watch their bird feeders from their homes.

There will be sign-up sheets at the October, November, and DecemberHSV Audubon Society meetings.  If you won't be at any of the meetings to sign up, you can contact

Chris Cash at 922-1933 or or

Sign up now - click below:

We will have the CBC dinner on Tuesday, December 19th starting at 5 pm at Chef Johnna's at the DeSoto Club. Menu and cost will be announced at the November meeting or via email prior to the meeting.  All the previous day's bird lists will be compiled at that time.  The dinner is always great fun.

Remember - you DO NOT NEED TO BE AN EXPERT BIRDER to participate!  You also do not need to stay the whole day if your health or other activities interfere with a full day of bird watching.  We need all levels and as many birdwatchers as possible.  If spotting birds is difficult, you might be named the Recorder for your team.  So please join us, and participate in the 118th CBC.

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Why Christmas Bird Count, counts!


Earlier Event: December 8
Kayla Gomance - Lake Ouachita
Later Event: February 16
Great Backyard Bird Count