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Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Contact Susan Kelly
The 48th Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by MAS and Point Blue, will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017.  The Pt Reyes count was started by Rich Stallcup, Jon Winter and others in 1970. Since then, the count is consistently in the top ten in the USA for the number of species sighted.
The total number of individual birds seen in 2016 was up 32% from 2015 numbers. There are always some unexpected finds; in 2015 participants saw Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Mountain Bluebird, Cliff Swallow,  Least Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, and Black-headed Grosbeak -- very good birds for winter.
The 27 territories within our circle are centered around Tomales Bay, stretching from Drake's Bay and Abbotts Lagoon to Walker Creek and the Chileno Valley. The Point Reyes count welcomes participants of all ages and skill levels. Bird counters are also welcome to attend the compilation dinner held at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station starting at 5PM.  For complete information about the count and dinner and to register go to

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