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117th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) - East Contra Costa County

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  • Christmas Bird Count

    CBC Coordinator: Elizabeth Leite (925)[masked]

    Mark your calendars and plan to participate in this holiday tradition. If you want to participate in either the Central or the East County count, please email Elizabeth at [masked] and I will attempt to pair you with a leader. 

    At the end of each day, a "countdown" dinner will be held where leaders will summarize what the teams have seen during the day. If you'd like to attend the dinner (no cost for participants—MDAS’s thanks to you for your time), your leader will provide details.

    Our chapter "circles" extend into two distinct geographic areas. We used to complete only a Central County count and then, about fifteen years ago, the East County count was added to reflect our diversity.

    MDAS covers unique and varied habitats ranging from
    the Oak woodlands of Central County to montane on Mt.
    Diablo and a riparian piece of the Delta. Each habitat
    hosts its own species and, accordingly, over the years,
    wintering songbirds as well as migratory waterfowl and
    shorebirds have appeared on our lists. We have the good
    fortune of being able to access some private, privately-managed, and off limits public lands in our counts. Such access is due to the good will that our chapter leaders have established over the years. We can be proud of that.

    Let's hope for good weather! ~Elizabeth Leite

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  • Ariana B.
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    I am Ariana Rickard and I have been a member of Mount Diablo Audubon for four years. I have... more

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