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Christmas Bird Counts

North and East Texas Counts

December 14, 2017 - January 5, 2018

  • Cedar Hill (TXCH): 1/1

    Monday, January 1, 2018
    This circle includes Cedar Ridge Preserve, Cedar Hill State Park, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Joe Pool Lake, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, and Midlothian. Birders of all levels of expertise are welcome and needed. RSVP for a team assignment and details. The count compiler is Sheryll Barker, bebd@yahoo.com

  • Dallas County (TXDA)

    Sponsored by Audubon Dallas. The Dallas count circle is centered at the intersection of Inwood Road and Cedar Springs, so it is an urban/suburban count. The weather tends to be cool and occasionally rainy. To join a group and for further details, contact Reba Collins by email at rcollins20@verizon.net or phone at 972-530-2412. She has maps and zone leader names.

  • Fort Worth (TXFW): 12/16

    Saturday, December 16, 2017
    Our bird count circle,15 miles in diameter, is centered at the Joint Reserve Base in west Fort Worth and is broken into 17 areas. Volunteers are always needed to help us count the birds! All levels of experience are welcome. This is great for beginners who can help us spot the birds and in the process learn to identify them and where to find them. If you'd like to help with the Fort Worth CBC please contact the compiler: Chuck Baskin at chuckbaskin@sbcglobal.net or 817-457-3582.

  • Hagerman NWR (TXHA): 12/16

    Saturday, December 16, 2017
    Directions to headquarters: From intersection of US 75 and US 82 in Sherman, go west about 1 mile to FM 1417, turn north for about 5.5 miles. Turn west on Refuge Rd and follow signs to headquarters (6 miles more). Please contact compiler Wayne Meyer, wmeyer@austincollege.edu if you plan to participate. Find out more on the Friends of Hagerman NWR website.

  • Lake O' the Pines (TXLO)

    Count dinner at 6:00 PM at the David Beards Catfish Village on Hwy 155. Contact David Brotherton, birder10050@yahoo.com.

  • Lake Ray Hubbard (TXLR): 12/17

    Sunday, December 17, 2017
    Some of the highlights from past CBC’s have been Red-breasted Merganser, Little Gull, Eurasian Wigeon, and Lesser Black-backed Gull. We count around Lake Ray Hubbard, associated city parks, wetlands, and riparian areas. Our meeting location is the Rowlett Home Depot (Lakeview Pkwy/SH66 and Dexham Rd) at 6:30 AM. For further details contact Peter Assmann (assmann@utdallas.edu) or Mike Cameron (mike.cameron10@verizon.net).

  • Lake Tawakoni (TXLK): 12/26

    Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    This is usually one of North-Central Texas' best CBC's with almost any waterfowl possible and usually good array of sparrows. To participate please contact compiler Richard Kinney at rdkrsh@aol.com. We meet around 7 AM at J's for the count assignments. Countdown dinner is at the LumberYard Cafe. The lake level is high enough that loons are a possibility. It's shaping up to be a good year for irruptives.

  • Lewisville (TXLV): 12/27

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
    Anyone interested in participating please contact Keith Lockhart, keithlockhart@verizon.net.

  • Longview (TXLG)

    Count dinner at 6:00 PM at the Eastman Training Building; dinner sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company. Contact David Brotherton, birder10050@yahoo.com.

  • McKinney (TXMC): 12/26

    Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    Open to all participants. This count is jointly sponsored by the Heard Museum and Sanctuary and the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. We NEED your help in our annual Christmas Bird Count, which we always do the day after Christmas. So, please put it on your calendar! The McKinney area is divided up into 9 zones including the Heard Sanctuary. If you would like to lead one of these zones, please let me know. And don't worry if you're not an expert birder, this is a FUN activity where you can learn identification skills! If you would like to volunteer feeder watch information, please let me know. Compiler Roger Sanderson (rsanderson@TexasDiscoveryGardens.org, 972-333-5671. Interesting birds usually seen on the sanctuary itself include Harris's and LeConte's Sparrows, Brown Creepers, Red-headed Woodpeckers, and Spotted Towhees, while those searching other areas often see Pipits and Horned Larks. Map to Heard Museum and Sanctuary.

  • Nacogdoches (TXNA): 12/17

    Sunday, December 17, 2017
    Pre-dawn owling to dusk. Henslow's Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Purple Finch, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, and Virginia Rail are just a few of the birds seen regularly on previous counts. We welcome any and all out-of-towners who would like to help! To participate please contact David Wolf (dewolfnac@gmail.com) or Mimi Wolf (mimihoppewolf48@gmail.com), by email or call (936) 569-6531.

  • Palestine (TXPS)

    All help will be most appreciated! Species seen on recent counts include: Eared Grebe, White-tailed Kite, Bald Eagle, Crested Caracara, Prairie Falcon, Vermilion Flycatcher, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee, Lark, Fox, Le Conte's & Harris's Sparrows, Purple Finch. We'll meet at the parking lot of Southside Baptist Church at 1500 Crockett Road at about 6:15 am, bird until about 1 pm and meet at Little Mexico for the countdown. Please contact Ann Huffstetter (saehop@yahoo.com 903-723-0225) to participate.

  • Palo Pinto (TXPP)

    Please contact David Powell at BronzeBird11@aol.com if you're interested in attending.

  • Paris (TXPR)

    Sponsored by the Red River Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. We have some very interesting areas to count including a goose refuge, Pat Mayse Lake, and Lake Crook. We usually don't get very many people out for our count so everyone is more than welcome to help out. You're sure to make a difference. Anyone interested in participating please contact me - Nancee Salzman, compiler nanceesalzman30@gmail.com or phone 903-784-1779 for details, assignments and other information.

  • Pineywoods (TXPI)

    To participate please contact David Wolf (dewolfnac@gmail.com) or Mimi Wolf (mimihoppewolf48@gmail.com), by email or call (936) 569-6531.

  • Richland Creek WMA (TXRC)

    Richland Creek WMA Map The count circle reaches into 4 counties. Freestone, Navarro, Anderson and Henderson. It includes all of the Wildlife Management Area, plus Trinidad Lake, large part of SE Henderson county and parts of NE of Anderson Co. The WMA is in Freestone and Navarro counties. If you're interested, email Dell Little at dellel1119@gmail.com. The co-compilers are Dell and his wife and D.D. Currie.

  • Tenaha-Timpson (Lake Murvaul) (TXTT)

    Contact David Brotherton, birder10050@yahoo.com.

  • Texarkana - Wright Patman Lake (TXTE)

    All are welcome to participate. We will meet at the Corps of Engineers office at 7:00 AM. After dividing into groups, we will set out to our respective areas. Please contact Don Kyle at rondokyle@windstream.net for further details and let him know before January if you'd like to participate.

  • Tyler (TXTY)

    This count in northeast Texas includes woodland and lakeside habitat with a good variety of pineywoods birds. Anyone who is interested should contact Doug Ghrist, email: dkghrist@gmail.com. Doug is the new compiler for 2017. Some interesting birds on recent counts have been Ross's Goose, Virginia Rail, American Woodcock, Greater Roadrunner, Rufous Hummingbird, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Le Conte's Sparrow, Pine Siskin and Purple Finch, as well as the expected pineywoods birds, such as Red-headed and Pileated Woodpecker, and Brown-headed Nuthatch.

  • Trinity River Audubon Center (TXTA): 12/30

    Saturday, December 30, 2017
    Birders of all levels are needed for this important effort. RSVP for a team assignment and details. Please contact Ann Huey at ahuey@audubon.org.

  • Village Creek Drying Beds (TXVC)

    This count covers the Drying Beds, River Legacy Park, most of Arlington and some portions of the Mid-Cities area. Please contact Maury Humes (new compiler for 2015) if you're available to assist and remember, all levels of expertise are welcome and needed. If you can spot the bird someone will be there to help you identify it. Maury can be reached at: mauryhumes@msn.com.

  • Wichita Falls (TXWF): 12/16

    Saturday, December 16, 2017
    Sponsored by the North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club. Debra McKee is the compiler. Please contact Debra at chickadeekees@aol.com for more information if you'd like to participate.

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