Saturday, December 20th, 2014 - the 115th Christmas Bird Count
The 2014 Austin CBC will be held on Saturday, December 20th. This is the first day of the count period, and should get us some species that we missed last year with our early start date then.
Why don't you come and join the fun to see what we can find? Send an email to
to sign up or ask any questions that you might have about what a Christmas Bird Count is all about.
2012 - The 114th Christmas Bird Count
The 2013 Austin CBC was run on December 14th. We tallied 1148 species which was a respectable count for recent years, though not a record. What we lacked in exceptional numbers we made up for with exceptional rarities!
The historic drought that has affected previous counts hung on for 2013, causing some of our usual birds to be fewer in numbers but perhaps accounting for the exceptional sightings of a single White-tailed Hawk, Common Gallinule (count week), Anhinga, Sandhill Crane, and Vermilion Flycatcher.
The total number of individual birds recorded was 57,305. That is average for all years.
The count summary report is attached to the bottom of this page for the 2012 and 2013 count.