December 14, Christmas Bird Count

Black-Capped Chickadee, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer
Black-Capped Chickadee
Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

Bridgerland Audubon Society held its 58th Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Preliminary tallies are in. Thanks to 38 observers we found 98 species and more than 27,000 individual birds, including the Rusty Blackbird found by Craig Fosdick and relocated today by six of us. See Bryan Dixon’s BridgerlandAudubon Facebook post.


Everyone is also invited to the potluck dinner afterward at the Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists building (596 East 900 North, Logan) to tally the results, beginning at 6:00 p.m. that evening. (BYOB and a dish to share. We’ll supply a cold cut sandwich.)

Join 60 plus other folks–some great birders, some just enjoying a winter’s day watching wildlife–as we add to the most extensive database of citizen science in the world. Data from the CBC is used for a wide variety of research, including substantiating the effects of global weirding. But most of us do it because it’s fun to be out with friends, old and new, observing nature and marveling at how such tiny creatures survive quite handily in sub-freezing weather.

To participate, please contact the compiler, Bryan Dixon, at or 435- 752-6830, so he can put you with the team that needs you the most. The traditional $5 fee for the CBC has been waived by National Audubon Society, but you’re free to make a donation to offset some of the costs we incur locally by sending a check (or gold) to: Bridgerland Audubon Society POB 3501 Logan, UT 84323-3501 or by credit card at:

For a report on this and last year’s count, visit:

See you on the Count!