Kansas Christmas Bird Counts, 2017 - 2018

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 will be receiving your forms via email soon. If you don't have them by December 1, please let Chuck know!

Consider joining KOS or donating to KOS to support activities like this.

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

Updated December 13, 2017

Date/CBC Principle Contact Contact Information
Sunday, December 10, 2017    
Garden City Mike Ramsey ramsey.hmbcr@sbcglobal.net 620.805.4476
Kanopolis Lake  Bob Kruger robertkru@gmail.com 785.227.5325
Thursday, December 14, 2017    
Quivira NWR Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Friday, December 15, 2017    
El Dorado Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Olsburg Cindy & Gary Jeffrey gjeffrey@twinvalley.net or cinraney@ksu.edu 785.565.3326
Yoder Mary Clark mclark@hutchrec.com 620.663.7411
Saturday, December 16, 2017    
Halstead/Newton Lorna Harder lornajhh@gmail.com  620.367.8479
Hays Greg Farley gfarley@fhsu.edu 785.656.3701
John Redmond Bob Culbertson rculbertson@kaws.org 620.364.9485
Lawrence Galen Pittman galenpitt@gmail.com 785.760.3572
Manhattan Mark Mayfield markherb@ksu.edu 785.776.6495
Melvern Lake James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net
Salina     Dan Baffa danbaffa1@yahoo.com 620.671.8891
Topeka Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Wichita Kevin Groeneweg kgroeneweg@sbcglobal.net 316.709.9116
Sunday, December 17, 2017    
Baldwin City Roger Boyd rboyd@bakeru.edu 785.424.0595 or 785.594.3172
Bonner Springs/Lansing John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Emporia Bill Jensen wjensen1@emporia.edu 620.341.5339
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 18, 2017    
Cheyenne Bottoms Curtis Wolf cjwolf@fhsu.edu 877.243.9268
Tuesday, December 19, 2017    
Sedan Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Wednesday, December 20, 2017    
Sawyer Jordan Hofmeier jordan.hofmeier@ks.gov 785.249.0874
Slate Creek Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Thursday, December 21, 2017    
Linn County Roger Boyd roger.boyd@bakeru.edu 785.424.0595 or 785.594.3172
Friday, December 22, 2017    
Anthony Mary Herold herold4us@gmail.com 316.655.0089
Parsons/SEK Audubon Andrew Burnett aburnett9180@gmail.com 816.810.3913
Saturday, December 23, 2017    
Arkansas City Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Leavenworth John Schukman schuksaya@kc.rr.com 913.547.1751
Tuesday, December 26, 2017    
Junction City Chuck Otte otte2@cox.net 785.238.8800
Wednesday, December 27, 2017    
Waconda Henry Armknecht armknecht@ruraltel.net 785.346.4208
Friday, December 29, 2017    
Southeast Kansas Mined Land Steve Ford sford@gus.pittstate.edu 620.632.4280
Saturday, December 30, 2017    
Benedictine Bottoms John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Cimarron National Grasslands Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.221.1856
Holton Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Olathe  Jeff Witter bioguy.witters@gmail.com 785.840.4484
Red Hills Pete Janzen pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net  316.519.1970
Sunday, December 31, 2017    
Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma) Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.221.1856
Dodge City Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Monday, January 1, 2018    
St. Marys Jeff Hansen jeff.hansen.sd@gmail.com 785.806.6917
Tuesday, January 2, 2018    
Syracuse Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Saturday, January 6, 2018    
Blackwolf Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Council Grove James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net 785.256.2841
Jetmore Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Marion Tom Ewert trewert@yahoo.com 316.670.3140
To Be Announced, contact compiler    
Clark County Galen Pittman galenpitt@gmail.com 785.760.3572
Kirwin NWR Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Ulysses Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Webster Reservoir Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 

Additional Information for above counts. 

Anthony - Meet at Anthony Lake (19 E Lake Rd, Elsie Fisher's house) at 8 am.

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 and route assignments. Meet at Boyd's residence at 12:30 p.m. for soup lunch. Bring something to go with the soup to share.

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 at the General Store 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 - Please contact John ahead of time for details.  Meeting location is the parking lot for the Sherriff’s Office at Wyandotte County Lake at 7 a.m.. This lot also serves Shelter House #2. This is located at the very south end of the lake where Marshal Creek drains into the lake.

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 5:15 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 Burger King at the intersection of US Hwy 75 and K-16 at 7:30am.

Kanopolis Lake - Meet at 8:00 a.m. in Riverside Park. Turn east off Highway 141 onto Riverside Drive. Turn at the Riverside Park sign downhill into the park. Participants should bring beverages, snacks and lunch. Contact Bob if you plan to help with the count.

Jetmore - Contact compiler for information.

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. Please let John know by December 18th if you want to participate.

Linn County - Meet at LaCygne Power Stop gas station (E & S of US69 & KS152 interchange) at about 7:15am to organize and receive assignments. 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. Map of count circle showing area coordinators.

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. Please contact compiler if you want to participate.

Olsburg - Meet in Olsburg at the Farmhouse store/restaurant, 400 2nd St, at 7:30 a.m.

Oskaloosa/Perry Lake - Contact compiler for more information.

Parsons - Meet at Stockyards Travel Plaza at 6:45 (Hwy 59 & 400 junction). 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.

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.  Bring a lunch.

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. Contact compiler ahead of time. In case of inclement weather, alternate date is 1/3/2017.

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 7:00AM at the Expess Lane mini mart at the western outskirts of Scammon, on State Highway 7, Cherokee County.

St. Marys - Contact Jeff Hansen for meeting details.

Syracuse - Contact Jeff for meeting location and details

Topeka - Contact compiler for information. Participants are preassigned to a group leader. Compilation and chili supper at 5:30 p.m.

Ulysses - Contact Jeff for meeting location and details

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 contact 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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