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in south King County and the world we live in.
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Kent/Auburn Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Rainier Audubon 39th Christmas Bird Count will be on Sunday, December 29, 2019. It’s easy to join fellow birders for this important and fun effort. Participate as a citizen scientist for the day and visit hot birding locations you did not know about! Over 120 species were recorded during last year’s CBC count.

How do I participate?
Sign up to go out with a field team to explore and count birds in our official Audubon circle. Teams will bird by car and by foot from 8 AM to 4 PM. If you prefer a shorter outing, just caravan with the survey team and leave when you prefer. Can’t go out with a team but want to count birds at home or at your feeders? Easy! Sign up to participate in our CBC Backyard Bird Count. Join us afterwards to tally the day’s species and enjoy our Rainier Audubon Dinner. Please contact Cindy Flanagan with any questions on how to participate.

Contact: Cindy Flanagan, CBC Coordinator, camcalcin@hotmail.com 253-941-3933

When is the CBC dinner celebration?
Our CBC Dinner is a great way to celebrate the Christmas Bird Count. Dinner is provided and will begin at 5pm, with doors opening at 4 PM. There are always interesting stories and sightings to share as we summarize the day’s sightings. The dinner is held at the same location as our monthly general meetings.

Federal Way United Methodist Church
29645 - 51st Ave. Auburn, WA 98001

What happens to our count data?
The results of our Rainier Audubon count are published in our newsletter. Along with hundreds of Audubon chapters nationwide, our results are sent to National Audubon for compilation. Audubon scientists use the results to study bird distribution and population trends and identify conservation priorities. Our observations help to describe bird species’ range, which are then used in climate models to project the effects of climate change and to identify conservation priorities.

Results from 2009 to Present