Bird Counts

Cortes Island Bird Counts

2024 Spring Migration Birding Event –  Saturday, May 4

Thank you all who participated in our latest Spring Bird Count.

Please see the results below.

Results–Spring Bird Count, 4 May 2024

Results–Christmas Bird Count, 17 December 2023

Gold Finches. Cortes Island Spring Bird Count, 7 May 2022. Photo Christian Gronau
Christmas Bird Count
The CBC began over a century ago when 27 conservationists in 25 localities, led by scientist and writer Frank Chapman, changed the course of ornithological history.  On Christmas Day in...
Spring Bird Count
Since 2004, the Cortes Island Museum has led a Spring Migration Bird Count, usually held on the first Saturday of May. Below are a couple of comments we received from...