Cortes Island Bird Counts

Each year, as part of the Public Education Program, the Cortes Island Museum sponsors two birding events – the Christmas Bird Count and a Spring Migration Birding Day.
No experience is necessary to join these events.

2020 Cortes Island Bird Count – Dr. Bonnie Henry Style, Monday, December 28

Every year the Cortes Island Museum sponsors the Christmas Bird Count, but 2020 is a different year and we are following Dr. Bonnie Henry’s directives. So, on Sunday, December 27 (changed to Monday, December 28, because of weather), participants were invited individually or with family members to count the birds surrounding their house, their bird feeder and “backyard.”

For this count, both the species and the estimate of the actual numbers of birds are observed and noted. 

Also, for the 3 days before and 3 days after the count day (December 28, 2020) we wanted to know about any unusual bird species (great-horned owl, pygmy owl, trumpeter swan, osprey, etc.). Getting a picture would be great!

No pre-registration was required this time.

Last Spring Bird Count, Saturday, May 2, 2020.

 Spring Bird Count–Check 2020 Results!

In 2020, we did it in a different way! Click on the box below.

Last Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was done on Monday, December 28, 2020.

Christmas Bird Count Results, years 2001 – 2020

Christmas Bird Count – Cortes Island by area – 2020

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