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Christmas Bird Counts

North and East Texas Counts

December 14, 2022 - January 5, 2023

Compilers, please send your dates and updates to Susan Billetdeaux, webmaster@houstonaudubon.org

  • Cedar Hill (TXCH): 1/1

    Sunday, January 1, 2023
    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. Traditionally this count is held on January 1.

  • Dallas County (TXDA): 12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2022
    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. For further details, contact volunteer coordinator Reba Collins by email at rcollins20@verizon.net or phone at 972-742-0312. Count compiler: Jim Peterson. Sponsored by Audubon Dallas. This count is traditionally held on the 3rd Saturday of December.

  • Erath County (TXEC): 12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2022
    If you'd like to participate, please contact the compiler: Dayna Inbody, inbodyd@gmail.com. This count is traditionally held on the third Saturday in December.

  • Fort Worth (TXFW): 12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2022
    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 Michael Perez at maroonmichael9600@gmail.com.

  • Hagerman NWR (TXHA): 12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2022
    The compiler is Wayne Meyer: wmeyer@austincollege.edu. Find out more on the Friends of Hagerman NWR website. Directions to headquarters: From the 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): 12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2022
    Please contact Mark Edmund for details at maedmund321@gmail.com.

  • 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. For details contact Peter Assmann (assmann@utdallas.edu) or Mike Cameron (mike.cameron10@verizon.net).

  • 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 rdkrsh@aol.com.

  • Lewisville (TXLV): 12/26Monday, December 26, 2022
    Please contact the compiler Christine Gurley at christine.e.gurley@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

  • Longview (TXLG): 12/31

    Saturday, December 31, 2022
    Please contact Mark Edmund for details at maedmund321@gmail.com.

  • McKinney (TXMC): 12/26

    Monday, December 26, 2022
    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 (mike.cameron10@verizon.net, 214-293-7778). This count is held annually on the day after Christmas.

  • Nacogdoches (TXNA): 12/18

    Sunday, December 18, 2022
    Pre-dawn owling to dusk. Brown-headed Nuthatch, Purple Finch, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, and Henslow's Sparrow 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/text (936) 645-8894.

  • Palestine (TXPS): 12/31

    Saturday, December 31, 2022
    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. Meet in the parking lot at 6:15am of Southside Baptist Church. We will meet at 1pm at Little Mexico for lunch, countdown, and further areas to cover. Please contact Ann Huffstetter (saehop@gmail.com, 903-723-0225) as some may want to go directly to birding area.

  • Palo Pinto (TXPP)

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

  • Paris (TXPR): 12/29

    Thursday, December 29, 2022
    Compiler: Helen Brunson, hbrunson777@gmail.com

  • Pineywoods (TXPI): 12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2022
    Maps and directions will be distributed to teams gathered in the east parking lot of the AgriLife building in Livingston, TX (602 East Church St, aka Hwy 190E, Livingston) or alternatively, via email. Beginning time will be 7AM. End time 5PM with collection of documents at the AgriLife parking lot or via email the evening of December 17, 2022. (Nighttime owling data may also be submitted.) Photo documentations will be transferred electronically as needed. Decisions about gathering to share a meal will be made at the in-person distribution. Interested participants should contact the compiler: Ann Turney, aturney2147@gmail.com.

  • Friday, December 16, 2022
    In 2018 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started a new CBC at Proctor Lake. The contact is Kyle Watter at Kyle.J.Watter@usace.army.mil (254-633-7149). Volunteers should meet at the US Army Corps of Engineers Office at 2180 FM 2861, Comanche, TX 76442. Click on the name of the CBC for a downloadable map. Proctor Lake webpage

  • 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 dellel1119@gmail.com for additional information.

  • Tenaha-Timpson (Lake Murvaul) (TXTT): 1/2

    Monday, January 2, 2023
    Please contact Mark Edmund for details at maedmund321@gmail.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): 1/2

    Monday, January 2, 2023
    This count in northeast Texas includes woodland and lakeside habitat with a good variety of pineywoods birds. Anyone who is interested should contact Amy Martin, email: amy@kinseyspharmacy.com. 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): 12/31

    Saturday, December 31, 2022
    Birders of all levels are needed for this important effort. Please contact count compiler Jake Poinsett at jake.poinsett@audubon.org 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, mauryhumes@msn.com. The volunteer coordinator is Jim Jones, jim_jones@fwas.org. Please contact Maury or Jim if you plan to participate.

  • Wichita Falls (TXWF): 12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2022
    Sponsored by the North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club. Debra Halter is the compiler. Please contact Debra at chickadeekees@aol.com for more information if you'd like to participate.

  • Sunday, December 18, 2022
    In 2022 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started a new CBC at Whitney Lake. Participants should meet at the Whitney Lake Office, 285 CR 3602, Clifton, TX 76634. The contacts are Kyle Watter at Kyle.J.Watter@usace.army.mil (254-633-7149) and Kathryn Devers at Mary.K.Devers@usace.army.mil (254-622-3332). Click on the name of the CBC for a downloadable map. Whitney Lake webpage

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