Located at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center  
 2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place, WA 98466 | 253-565-9278
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THE 118th 

Christmas Bird Count 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The first Christmas Bird Count was held on Christmas Day in 1900, with 27 participants in 25 locations, as an alternative to the Side Hunt that was traditional at that time. This new idea was to count, rather than shoot, the birds seen. It has truly caught on, and expanded a bit, as last year’s CBC included over 50,000 participants in almost 2,000 locations! 

This is the LONGEST on-going Citizen Science Project in  the  world  -  as  we  count every bird heard or seen in our Count Circle. Its a fine tradition that is both  enjoyable as well as useful -  useful by providing datfovariouscientific projects and studies. Learn more!

After a day in the field, we meet (Indoors!)   to  share dinner, stories of the day, and to total up the species at our Tall Dinne a TacomNature Cente (Snak Lake)startin at 4:30 pm. The meal is provided at a suggested donation of $6.00 per birder.

You can sign up directly with one of our 8 area coordinators or if you are unsure of where you want to count, you can e-mail or call the CBC Coordinator, Faye McAdams Hands or 253-278-3712.

 List of CBC Events in Washington- It's not too late to participate! Other local CBC dates and locations can be found here:


Be a part of the longest running citizen science project in the world: 118 years!


Special thanks to:

CBC Coordinator - Faye McAdams Hands

What is the CBC??? 

Learn more about the Christmas Bird Count, including its origins, past years' results and more, please visit National Audubon's CBC page: 

About the Christmas Bird Count

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