Participate in the Annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count – From Your Backyard!

Attention Islanders – the Kitsap Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count is this Saturday, December 19th! While this year’s initiative will look different due to COVID-19, individuals are still encouraged to participate in counting from the comfort and safety of their backyards. 

To participate, email your observations to the Kitsap Audubon Society’s CBC Compiler, Janine Schutt, at [email protected]

According to Janine, participants should “use the high count seen or heard for each species.  For example, if someone were to see 2 song sparrows at 9:00 and 3 at 10:00 they would submit 3 song sparrows.  The exception is for species where males and females can be differentiated.  For example, if there were 3 female house finches at 9:00 and 4 male house finches at 10:00 all 7 house finches could be counted.”  

Our Island is home to a diverse array of avian species, so please be sure to report your observations to Janine following the completion of Saturday’s count! For more information, please click here.


Above Photo: Wilson’s Warbler at Cougar Creek Preserve © Sue Larkin