Kansas Christmas Bird Counts, 2016 - 2017

Please contact the compiler for all details. If you have dates to add or information to change, or questions in general regarding these counts, please contact Chuck Otte at otte2@cox.net. If additional details have been provided, follow the link from the count name. If no details are indicated, contact the compiler!

If you've never participated in a Christmas Bird Count, here's some quick information about what they are and what to expect.

Compilers - You should have received your forms via email already. If you don't have them, please let Chuck know!

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(Google Map of past Kansas Christmas Bird Count locations located at bottom of this page.)

Updated December 24, 2016

Date/CBC Principle Contact Contact Information
Sunday, December 11, 2016    
Kanopolis Lake  Bob Kruger robertkru@gmail.com 785.227.5325
Wednesday, December 14, 2016    
Quivira NWR Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Thursday, December 15, 2016    
Red Hills Pete Janzen pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net  316.519.1970
Saturday, December 17, 2016    
Halstead/Newton Postponed Lorna Harder lornajhh@gmail.com  620.367.8479
Hays Greg Farley gfarley@fhsu.edu 785.656.3701
Lawrence Galen Pittman galenpitt@gmail.com 785.760.3572
Manhattan Brett Sandercock bsanderc@ksu.edu 785.532.0120
Melvern Lake James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net
Salina     Dan Baffa danbaffa1@yahoo.com 620.671.8891
Syracuse  Postponed Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Topeka Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Wichita Kevin Groeneweg kgroeneweg@sbcglobal.net 316.709.9116
Sunday, December 18, 2016    
Baldwin City Roger Boyd rboyd@bakeru.edu 785.424.0595
Bonner Springs/Lansing Postponed to 12/27 John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Emporia Bill Jensen  
Oskaloosa/Perry Lake Bunnie Watkins ranger_rabbit@sbcglobal.net 785-393-0984
Wakefield  Chuck Otte otte2@cox.net 785.238.8800
Wilson Lake Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Winfield/Udall Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.221.1856
Monday, December 19, 2016    
Cheyenne Bottoms Curtis Wolf cjwolf@fhsu.edu 877.243.9268
Sedan                          NEW COUNT! Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Wednesday, December 21, 2016    
Sawyer Jordan Hofmeier jordan.hofmeier@ksoutdoors.com 785.249.0874
Slate Creek Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Thursday, December 22, 2016    
Linn County Roger Boyd roger.boyd@bakeru.edu 785.424.0595
Waconda Henry Armknecht armknecht@ruraltel.net 785.346.4208
Friday, December 23, 2016    
Arkansas City Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
John Redmond Bob Culbertson rculbertson@kaws.org 620.364.9485
Monday, December 26, 2016    
Junction City Chuck Otte otte2@cox.net 785.238.8800
Tuesday, December 27, 2016    
Anthony Mary Herold herold4us@gmail.com 316.655.0089
Wednesday, December 28, 2016    
El Dorado Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Friday, December 30, 2016    
Olsburg Gary Jeffrey gjeffrey@twinvalley.net or cinraney@k-state.edu 785.468.3587
Parsons/SEK Audubon Rick Tucker rickt@wavewls.com 620.423.9693
Saturday, December 31, 2016    
Cimarron National Grasslands Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.221.1856
Holton Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Leavenworth John Schukman schuksaya@kc.rr.com 913.547.1751
Marion Tom Ewert trewert@yahoo.com 316.670.3140
Southeast Kansas Mined Land Steve Ford sford@gus.pittstate.edu 620.632.4280
Sunday, January 1, 2017    
Black Mesa (Oklahoma) subject to change Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.221.1856
Council Grove James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net 785.256.2841
Olathe  Jeff Witter bioguy.witters@gmail.com 785.840.4484
Monday, January 2, 2017    
Benedictine Bottoms John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Dodge City Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Wednesday, January 4, 2017    
Yoder Mary Clark mclark@hutchrec.com 620.663.7411
Saturday, January 7, 2017    
Blackwolf Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Garden City Marie Osterbuhr m.osterbuhr14@gmail.com  
To Be Announced, contact compiler    
Clark County Galen Pittman galenpitt@gmail.com 785.760.3572
Webster Reservoir Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 

Additional Information for above counts. 

Anthony - Contact compiler for details.

Arkansas City - Meet at Newman Park on Highway 77 just north of the Arkansas River bridge at 8:00 a.m.

Baldwin City - Please contact Roger ahead of time for details.

Benedictine Bottoms - Meet at the Atchison McDonalds, 118 South 8th Street at 7:00 a.m.  Please contact compiler if you are interested in participating.

Black Mesa - Meet at 9:00 a.m. CST Sunday in downtown Kenton for circle assignments.

Blackwolf - Meet at the Rader residence in Wilson at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided

Bonner Springs/Lansing - Group may meet at 7:00 a.m. at the McDonalds at 10555 Parallel Parkway at the Legend’s (just west of I-435). Please contact John ahead of time so he can confirm plans.

Cheyenne Bottoms - Meet at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC), 592 NE K-156 Hwy, Great Bend, KS at 8:00 a.m.  Lunch will be provided. Contact KWEC, 877.243.9268, for more information or to confirm attendance.

Cimarron National Grasslands - Meet at 8:30a.m. Saturday at the Elkhart Cemetery OR at the El Rancho Motel in Elkhart (PH: 620/697-2117) on Friday evening

Clark County - Contact compiler for more details.

Council Grove - Contact compiler for more details.

Dodge City - Contact compiler for information.

El Dorado - Meet at the McDonalds in El Dorado, 2004 West Central, at 7:30 a.m. Please contact the compiler if you plan to attend.

Emporia - Contact compiler for details.

Garden City - Contact compiler for details.

Halstead/Newton - Meet at the Kaufman Museum in North Newton at 6:45 a.m.  Bring a sack lunch.  Compilation at 5:30 p.m. at the museum.

Hays - Meet at the south entrance of Albertson Hall, Fort Hays State University campus at 7:30 a.m.

Holton - Contact compiler for details if you are interested. Meet at the Country Mart Deli at 7:30am.

Kanopolis Lake - Meet at 8 a.m. at Smoky Hill Trading Post just south of the dam along Highway 141. Lunch at noon at Trading Post; reconvene at 4 p.m. for wrap-up. Contact Bob if you plan to help with the count.

John Redmond - Meet at 7:30 at the John Redmond Reservoir Corps of Engineer's Office west of New Strawn on Embankment Rd. Participants may also choose to meet at the Flint Hills Refuge Office in Hartford at 7:30 if that is closer. Tim Menard will be at that location.

Junction City - Meet at Sapp Brothers Truck stop, I-70 Exit 295, at 7:30 a.m.

Lawrence - Parties and locations are determined ahead of time.  Please contact Galen ahead of time if you want to participate.

Leavenworth - Contact John ahead of time to confirm participation and to get details.

Linn County - Meet at the gas station on the LaCygne exit on US69 at7:20 a.m.  Please contact Roger Boyd ahead of time for more information if you are planning to participate. 

Manhattan - Contact compiler for details and assignments. Compilation will be held at the Riley County Seniors Services Center, 301 N 4th Street in Manhattan about 6 p.m. The compilation will be a potluck, folks usually bring chili or a dish to share.

Marion - Meet at Wendy's in Hillsboro at 8:00 a.m. for assignments. Contact Tom (above) for more information.

Melvern Lake - Contact compiler for more details.

Olathe - Meet at McDonald's at K-7 & Santa Fe at 7 a.m. Compilation and potluck dinner at 4:30. Please contact compiler if you want to participate.

Olsburg - Contact compiler for more information.

Oskaloosa/Perry Lake - Contact compiler for more information.

Parsons - Meet at the Stockyard Plaza truck stop at 7:00 a.m., located at US 400 and 59 Hwy junction, 1 mile north of Parsons. Contact the compiler if you plan to come or have any questions.

Quivira - Meet at the headquarters at 7:30 a.m.  Contact Mike Rader ahead of time if you plan to participate. Lunch will be provided.

Red Hills - Meet at the Medicine River Truck Stop, located at 301 N. Fowler in Medicine Lodge, located right on US 160 at the junction with US 281. Groups will depart at 7:30 a.m. 

Salina - Meeting place is Lakewood Discovery Center at Lakewood Park in Salina. Meet at 7:30 a.m. Lunch on your own, chili dinner for compilation.

Sawyer - Meet in the Pratt KDWPT office in the downstairs break room at 7:30 am. In case of inclement weather, alternate date is 1/4/2017. Contact compiler if you are planning to participate.

Sedan - Meet at Granny Wolfe's Green Door Cafe )north side of West Main in Sedan) at 7:30 for breakfast or 8:00 to start birding.

Slate Creek - Meet at the Slate Valley Baptist Church, 7 miles south of Oxford at 8:00 a.m.

Southeast Kansas Mined Land - Meet at the Express Lane Mini Mart, northeast corner at N Hwy 7 & Katy, Scammon, KS at 7:00 a.m. NOTE!!!! - Highway 7 from the north is closed for construction. Consult map for alternate routes!

Syracuse - Contact Jeff for meeting location and details

Topeka - Contact compiler for information. Participants are assigned to one of four group leaders.  

Waconda - Contact Henry if interested.

Wakefield - Meet at the Short Stop Convenience Store on main street in Wakefield at 7:15 a.m.

Webster Reservoir - Contact Compiler

Wichita - Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Compilation is at 5:30 pm. at the Great Plains Nature Center. Chili and beverages will be provided.

Wilson Lake - Meet at the Wilson State Park headquarters office at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Winfield/Udall - Meet at Southwestern College, Beech Science Center at 7:30 a.m. 

Yoder - Meet at Carriage Crossing restaurant in Yoder at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast. Please call compiler ahead of time if you plan to participate.

Green markers indicate recently active counts, yellow markers indicate counts that were not active in recent years.

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