For fifty years the Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has been an annual tradition monitoring the winter populations of over two hundred species of birds here. The National Seashore and adjoining areas rank in the top ten of over two thousand counts nationwide in terms of species diversity. This remarkable accomplishment is mostly the result of the wide variety of habitats here.
A week before the 2020 count we will enjoy some of this amazing avian diversity. This will be a moderately fast-paced outing with a focus on seeing a lot of birds but allowing time to learn bird identification by sight and sound. David compiled the CBC records for twenty years and will share information on population trends for the birds of Point Reyes. Learn which birds are more common here than in the past and conversely which are less common. This outing will begin at the Bear Valley picnic area.