_______________________________________________________________________________________ The Sacramento Area activities are described below.
To participate in the 2015-16 CBC, call any of the coordinators listed below.
Compiler Mark Cudney reported 2015 results: "The results are finally in! Clear skies with no rain resulted in the highest species count total in the history of the Sacramento Christmas Count. We totaled 169 species smashing our old record of 166 set in 2010. Birds never seen on the count previously included 34 Red Crossbills,4 Evening Grosbeaks,1 Iceland Gull, 2 Swamp Sparrows, and one Barn Swallow. Seldom seen birds included 1 Mew Gull, I Barrow's Goldeneye, 19 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Western Tanagers, 1 Pacific Wren, 1 Western Gull, 10 Violet-green Swallows, 3 Wrentits, 2 Phainopeplas, 2 White-throated Sparrows, and 17 Purple Finches. The only bad misses were Redhead, Horned Grebe, Golden Eagle and this year, unlike the last, Band-Tailed Pigeon. We accomplished this feat with only 57 participants who obviously know their sub-areas very well."
For information on past CBCs, click on one of the following:
2016-17 CBC - Feb 2017 Observer - Page 2 bottom, continued on page 6
Join Bill and other volunteers in this annual count of birds and other wildlife along the American River Parkway. Results of this count are important for use in future planning for the Parkway. 12 teams of counters cover all areas of the Parkway from Nimbus Dam to Discovery Park on foot or in canoes. This count differs from Christmas Counts in that the teams count species of birds, rather than the total numbers of birds. Contact Bill (above) for details and team assignments.Click here for results: 2013 Wild Life Countand go to Page 7.