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Christmas Bird Counts

Panhandle Counts

  • Abilene (TXAB)

    If you would like to participate, please contact Dolores Owens at sd.owens@suddenlink.net. Meet at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 6:30 AM. We will reconvene at the church at 5:00 PM to tally our lists followed by dinner at El Fenix. For more info please email Dolores.

  • Amarillo (TXAM)

    Open to all participants. Please preregister! All are welcome of course and we can always use more birders. The count circle includes Lake Tanglewood, Camp Don Harrington and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. For further details and to sign up for this count, email Thomas Johnson at tjohnson@adcpa.com or 806-622-2656.

  • Big Spring (TXBS)

    The count circle includes part of the city of Big Spring, the city park, the state park, and Moss Lake. Everyone is welcome to bring your birding buddy. We will meet at 7:30 am at the entrance and parking area of Big Spring State Park. For details, please contact compiler Bill Lupardus at 432-638-1585 or billlupardus79707@gmail.com.

  • Buffalo Lake NWR (TXBL)

    Open to all participants. For details, contact compiler Joe Cepeda at jcepeda@mail.wtamu.edu.

  • Canadian River (TXIV)

    Compiler Needed!
    Trey Barron, the former compiler has moved away and is trying to find a new compiler. If you can help, please contact him at trey.barron@tpwd.texas.gov.

  • Lake Meredith (West) (TXLW)

    Please contact Michael Ryan at 806-359-3987 for details.

  • Lubbock County (TXLU)

    Participants will meet with their team leaders at 7:30 AM, teams will bird until 5:00 PM (some teams will be birding for shorter periods of time), and folk will meet up at my place for a potluck supper and countdown at 5:00 PM - countdown to start promptly at 6:00 PM. Each team will have an experienced leader and birders of all ages and all experience levels are welcome AND useful. I would
    like to have at least 24 counters, 8 of whom must be willing to be area leaders. Contact Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson, fattonybirds@gmail.com, telephone (806) 252-1213, if you wish to participate.

  • Matador WMA (TXMW)

    We will meet at 7:00 AM at the Matador WMA headquarters office in Paducah, TX, Cottle County. Please contact Matthew Poole (matt.poole@tpwd.texas.gov, 806-492-3405) prior to the count to get your assignments and instructions. The Matador WMA is located 7 miles north of Paducah on HWY 83, then west on FM 3256 for 2 miles. (Map & Directions).

  • Midland (TXMI)

    Sponsored by the Midland Naturalists. Please call 432-853-5318 or email Pat Hunter at pcthunter@hotmail.com.

  • Muleshoe NWR (TXMU)

    Participants will meet at Muleshoe NWR headquarters at 7:30 AM, teams will bird until about noon, and folk will meet up back at headquarters for a potluck lunch and countdown at noon. I would like to have at least 12 counters, 4 of whom must be willing to be area leaders. Contact Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson, fattonybirds@gmail.com, telephone (806) 252-1213, if you wish to participate.

  • Robert Lee (TXRL)

    Sponsored by the Midland Naturalists, Robert Lee, in Coke County, is about 40 miles N/NW of San Angelo and includes East Spence Reservoir, Mountain Creek and its reservoir, surrounding fields and mesas. State Highway 158 runs through town. Some areas involve birding from roads through private land. We will meet at Rangel's Café on the main street of Robert Lee (Hwy 158) between 7:30 and 8:00 AM on that day. Prior notice of participation is requested but all workers are welcomed. For more details email compiler Emily Stoudt, stoudt_E@UTPB.edu.

  • San Angelo (TXSG)

    Those interested in participating are invited to assemble inside the Cavness Science Building on the Angelo State University campus at the corner of Dena Drive and Johnson Street at 7:15 AM. You should prepare by bringing warm clothes (layers are best), a sack lunch (if desired), some water or other beverage, and of course binoculars. As always documentation will be crucial for unusual species, so please bring a pen/pencil, notebook, and your field guide. Please be aware though that photographic evidence is now virtually required by our regional editor, Dr. Brent Ortego. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged. This is a great way to develop and improve your birding skills. Each party will be designated an assigned an area around San Angelo to canvass. Compilation will occur back at the Cavness Science Building at 5:15 PM. I will provide single sided lists in both alphabetic and phylogenetic orders. (The compilation will be in phylogenetic order however). If that's too early and/or if your group would just like to meet us at the compilation, just let me know so I can make adjustments if necessary. If you have any questions, you may contact me at 325-486-6638 during the day or 325-942-6504 during the evening hours. I can also be contacted via email at russell.wilke@angelo.edu.

  • White River Lake (TXWR)

    We meet up at the White River Lake Marina at 7:30 AM, bird until 5:00 or so, and then have a hot supper and countdown at the marina. I would like to have at least 15 counters, 5 of whom must be willing to be area leaders. Every team will have an experienced leader and every team could use as many eyes, ears, and hands as can be had. Birders at all experience levels are needed and birders at all experience levels will be useful. Contact Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson, fattonybirds@gmail.com, telephone (806) 252-1213, if you wish to participate.

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