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The 115th annual Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for December 14, 2014 to January 5, 2015. Organized by the National Audubon Society, this all-volunteer effort takes a snapshot of bird populations to monitor their status and distribution across the Western Hemisphere. The results are compiled into a database that is shared with federal, state, and private authorities. Past data can be viewed at the Audubon's website. Counts are open to birders of all skill levels. Novices are placed in groups with more experienced birders. New to CBCs? Join us in the fun! Discover new areas to bird which may not be normally accessible and take advantage of this great opportunity to bird with some of our foremost birding experts. Be part of a long-standing holiday program that ultimately helps protect our extraordinary birds!

There is NO FEE to participate in Christmas Bird Counts! The annual CBC report will be an online publication and National Audubon will rely on donations for funding.

For First Time Participants

If this is your first time to participate in a Christmas Bird Count, please refer to CBC Basics.

Useful Links

Christmas Bird Count : on Audubon website with pages on how to get involved, compilers' resources, history, annual summaries, and more.
Techniques on How to Conduct a CBC (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center web site)
The Art of the Christmas Bird Count by Alan Contreras
An Ornithologist's Perspective on Counting Birds by Robert McFarlane, HAS Houston Bird Survey Coordinator


CBCs Traditionally Held in Texas
** Currently not active - compiler needed

Upper Texas Coast
Houston - Upper Texas Coast
Armand Bayou (TXAY)
Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR (TXAP)
Beech Creek (TXBE)
Bolivar Peninsula (TXBP)
Brazos Bend (TXBZ)
Brazoria (TXBR)
Buffalo Bayou (TXBF)
Cypress Creek - Katy Prairie (TXCY)
Freeport (TXFR)
Galveston (TXGA)
Houston (TXHO)
Huntsville (TXHU)
Johnson Bayou - SW Louisiana (LAJB)
Lake Houston (TXLH) **
Mad Island Marsh (TXMM)
Old River (TXOR)
Orange County (TXOC)
San Bernard NWR (TXSB)
San Jacinto Wilderness (TXSJ)
Sea Rim State Park (TXSR)
Spring Creek (TXSC)
Trinity River (TXTN)
Turkey Creek (TXTC)

Coastal Bend
Aransas NWR (TXAR)
Corpus Christi (TXCC)
Corpus Christi - Flour Bluff (TXCF)
Guadalupe River Delta (TXGF)
Kenedy County -- Wind Turbines (TXKW)
Kingsville (TXKI)
Port Aransas (TXPA)
Rockport (TXRO)
Victoria (TXVI)
Welder Wildlife Refuge (TXWW)

Rio Grande Valley
Anzalduas-Bentsen (TXAZ)
Brownsville (TXBV)
Chaparral WMA (TXCP)
Coastal Tip of Texas (TXCT)
Falcon Dam and SP (TXFD)
Harlingen (TXHG)
La Sal Vieja (TXLS)
Laguna Atascosa (TXLA)
Laredo (TXLD)
Santa Ana (TXSA)
Weslaco (TXWS)

Mexico - Tamaulipas
El Naranjo (MXEL)
Gomez Farias (MXGF)
Rancho Rincon de Anacahuitas (MXRR)
Rio Corona (MXRC)
Rio Guayalejo (MXRG)

Central Texas
Austin (TXAU)
Balcones Canyonlands (TXBC)
Bastrop - Buescher State Parks (TXBB)
Bell County (TXBU)
Boerne (TXBO)
Burnet County (TXBN)
Choke Canyon (TXCK)
College Station (TXCS)
Crawford (TXCR)
Fort Clark Springs (TXFB)
Georgetown-Andice (TXGT
Gibbons Creek (TXGC)
Granger (TXGR)
Kerrville (TXKV)
Lost Pines (TXLP)
Love Creek (TXLC)
New Braunfels (TXNB)
Palmetto State Park (TXPM)
San Antonio (TXSA)
Trinidad (TXTR)**
Uvalde (TXUC)
Waco (TXWA)
West Kerr County (TXWK)
Westcave Preserve (TXWP)
West Texas
Balmorhea (TXBA)
Big Bend NP (East) (TXBG)
Chisos Mountains (TXCM)
Comstock (TXCO)
Davis Mountains (TXDM)
Del Rio (TXDR)
El Paso (TXEP)
Guadalupe Mountains (TXGM)
Hueco Tanks (TXHT)
McNary (TXMN)

Abilene (TXAB)
Amarillo (TXAM)
Big Spring (TXBS)
Buffalo Lake NWR (TXBL)
Canadian River (TXIV)
Lake Meredith (east) (TXLE)
Lake Meredith (west) (TXLW)
Lubbock County (TXLU)
Matador WMA (TXMW)
Midland (TXMI)
Muleshoe NWR (TXMU)
Quanah (TXQN)
Quitaque/Caprock Canyon State Park (TXQU)
Robert Lee (San Angelo) (TXRL)
San Angelo (TXSG)
White River (TXWR)

North/East Texas
Caddo (TXCA) **
Dallas County (TXDA)
Fort Worth (TXFW)
Hagerman NWR (TXHA)
Lake O' the Pines (TXLO)
Lake Ray Hubbard (TXLR)
Lake Tawakoni (TXLK)
Lewisville (TXLV)
Longview (TXLG)
McKinney (TXMC)
Nacogdoches (TXNA)
Palo Pinto (TXPP)
Palestine (TXPS)
Paris (TXPR)
Pineywoods (TXPI)
Richland Creek WMA
Tenaha-Timpson (Lake Murvaul) (TXTT)
Texarkana - Miller County (ARTE)
Texarkana - Wright Patman Lake (TXTE)
Trinity River Audubon Center (TXTA)
Tyler (TXTY)
Village Creek Drying Beds (TXVC)
Wichita Falls (TXWF)
Wise County (TXWC)