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Christmas Bird Counts

North and East Texas Counts

December 14, 2020 - January 5, 2021

Compilers, please send your dates and updates to Susan Billetdeaux,
For counts which have no dates, the descriptions are from the previous year. Because of the pandemic, dates are tentative. Please check with the compiler for the latest updates.

  • Cedar Hill (TXCH)

    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,

  • 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 volunteer coordinator Reba Collins by email at or phone at 972-742-0312. She has maps and zone leader names. Count compiler: Jim Peterson.

  • Fort Worth (TXFW): 12/19

    Saturday, December 19, 2020
    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 or 817-457-3582 (home), 817-718-5642 (cell).

  • Hagerman NWR (TXHA) - private

    The 2020 count will be conducted by area leaders only. We hope to normal conditions next year. Compiler Wayne Meyer: Find out more on the Friends of Hagerman NWR website. 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).

  • Lake O' the Pines (TXLO)

    Please contact Mark Edmund for details at

  • Lake Ray Hubbard (TXLR)

    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 ( or Mike Cameron (

  • Lake Tawakoni (TXLK)

    We meet around 7:00 AM at the Chevron station on the southwest side of Edgewood and end of the day at the Lumber Yard Café on the northeast edge of Edgewood for a roundup and a meal. It is usually one of the best counts in Northeast and North Central Texas To participate please contact compiler Richard Kinney at

  • Lewisville (TXLV)

    We'll meet at 7:00 AM at the McDonalds at Main St. and I-35E in Lewisville (765 W. Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067). If you're interested in participating, please contact Jean Suplick,

  • Longview (TXLG)

    Please contact Mark Edmund for details at

  • McKinney (TXMC): 12/26

    Saturday, December 26, 2020
    This count is jointly sponsored by the Heard Museum and Sanctuary and Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society, and it is open to all participants. The McKinney count circle is divided into 9 zones covering a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas. Don't worry if you're not an experienced birder, we will pair you up with our more advanced birders/zone leaders! If you would like to volunteer feeder watch information within our circle, please let me know. For details, please contact the count compiler, Mike Cameron (, 214-293-7778). This count is held annually on the day after Christmas.

  • Nacogdoches (TXNA)

    Pre-dawn owling to dusk. 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 ( or Mimi Wolf (, 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 ( 903-723-0225) to participate.

  • Palo Pinto (TXPP)

    Please contact David Powell at if you're interested in attending.

  • Paris (TXPR)

    We will be meeting at the What-a-Burger located at 2470 N. Main in Paris, TX. We meet at 6:30 am to assign groups and areas. We make sure someone in each group is familiar with the area. We begin the count at 7:00 am (first light) and count till dark (5:30 -6:00 pm). Compiler: Nancee Salzman,

  • Pineywoods (TXPI) - compiler needed

    The former compiler, Kathleen Appelbaum, has moved away. She will be happy to provide information about the count to anyone wishing to adopt it.

  • In 2018 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started a new CBC at Proctor Lake. The contact is Kyle Watter at (254-879-2424). Volunteers should meet at the US Army Corps of Engineers Office at 2180 FM 2861, Comanche, TX 76442. Click on name of CBC for a downloadable map. Proctor Lake website

  • Richland Creek WMA (TXRC) - compiler needed

    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. Dell Little is no longer the compiler since he has moved out of the region, he may be contacted at for additional information.

  • Tenaha-Timpson (Lake Murvaul)

    Please contact Mark Edmund for details at

  • 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 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: Some interesting birds seen on recent counts have been the Summer Tanager, the Gray Catbird & the Eared Grebe. Others have included Spotted Towhee, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ross's Goose, Virginia Rail, American Woodcock, Greater Roadrunner, Rufous Hummingbird, Blue-headed Vireo, 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)

    Birders of all levels are needed for this important effort. Please contact count compiler Nick Kanakis at to sign up.

  • 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. All levels of expertise are welcome and needed. If you can spot the bird, someone will be there to help you identify it. The count compiler is Maury Humes, The volunteer coordinator is Jim Jones, Please contact Maury or Jim if you plan to participate.

  • Wichita Falls (TXWF)

    Sponsored by the North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club. Debra McKee is the compiler. Please contact Debra at for more information if you'd like to participate.

  • Citgo
  • BP
  • Chevron Retiree Association
  • Land Sea & Sky
  • Shell Oil Company Foundation
  • Strabo Tours
  • Tropical Birding