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 email@example.com. 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 5, 2017
|Date/CBC||Principle Contact||Contact Information|
|Sunday, December 10, 2017|
|Garden City||Mike Ramseyfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.805.4476|
|Kanopolis Lake||Bob Krugeremail@example.com 785.227.5325|
|Thursday, December 14, 2017|
|Quivira NWR||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.658.2595|
|Friday, December 15, 2017|
|El Dorado||Atcha Nolanemail@example.com 316.323.4921|
|Olsburg||Cindy & Gary Jeffreyfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 785.565.3326|
|Yoder||Mary Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.663.7411|
|Saturday, December 16, 2017|
|Halstead/Newton||Lorna Harderemail@example.com 620.367.8479|
|Hays||Greg Farleyfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.656.3701|
|John Redmond||Bob Culbertsonemail@example.com 620.364.9485|
|Lawrence||Galen Pittmanfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.760.3572|
|Manhattan||Mark Mayfieldemail@example.com 785.776.6495|
|Melvern Lake||James Malcomfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Salina||Dan Baffaemail@example.com 620.671.8891|
|Topeka||Carol Morganfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.554.5112|
|Wichita||Kevin Groenewegemail@example.com 316.709.9116|
|Sunday, December 17, 2017|
|Baldwin City||Roger Boydfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.424.0595 or 785.594.3172|
|Bonner Springs/Lansing||John Bollinemail@example.com 816.289.5554|
|Emporia||Bill Jensenfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.341.5339|
|Oskaloosa/Perry Lake||Bunnie Watkinsemail@example.com 785-393-0984|
|Wakefield||Chuck Ottefirstname.lastname@example.org 785.238.8800|
|Wilson Lake||Mike Raderemail@example.com 785.658.2595|
|Winfield/Udall||Max Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.221.1856|
|Monday, December 18, 2017|
|Cheyenne Bottoms||Curtis Wolfemail@example.com 877.243.9268|
|Tuesday, December 19, 2017|
|Sedan||Atcha Nolanfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.323.4921|
|Wednesday, December 20, 2017|
|Sawyer||Jordan Hofmeieremail@example.com 785.249.0874|
|Slate Creek||Gene Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.660.0547|
|Thursday, December 21, 2017|
|Linn County||Roger Boydemail@example.com 785.424.0595 or 785.594.3172|
|Friday, December 22, 2017|
|Anthony||Mary Heroldfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.655.0089|
|Parsons/SEK Audubon||Andrew Burnettemail@example.com 816.810.3913|
|Saturday, December 23, 2017|
|Arkansas City||Gene Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.660.0547|
|Tuesday, December 26, 2017|
|Junction City||Chuck Otteemail@example.com 785.238.8800|
|Leavenworth (tentative)||John Schukmanfirstname.lastname@example.org 913.547.1751|
|Wednesday, December 27, 2017|
|Waconda||Henry Armknechtemail@example.com 785.346.4208|
|Friday, December 29, 2017|
|Southeast Kansas Mined Land||Steve Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.632.4280|
|Saturday, December 30, 2017|
|Benedictine Bottoms||John Bollinemail@example.com 816.289.5554|
|Cimarron National Grasslands||Max Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.221.1856|
|Holton||Carol Morganemail@example.com 785.554.5112|
|Olathe||Jeff Witterfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.840.4484|
|Red Hills||Pete Janzenemail@example.com 316.519.1970|
|Sunday, December 31, 2017|
|Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma)||Max Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.221.1856|
|Dodge City||Jeff Calhounemail@example.com 316.737.1307|
|Tuesday, January 2, 2018|
|Syracuse||Jeff Calhounfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.737.1307|
|Saturday, January 6, 2018|
|Blackwolf||Mike Raderemail@example.com 785.658.2595|
|Jetmore||Jeff Calhounfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.737.1307|
|Marion||Tom Ewertemail@example.com 316.670.3140|
|To Be Announced, contact compiler|
|Clark County||Galen Pittmanfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.760.3572|
|Council Grove||James Malcomemail@example.com 785.256.2841|
|Kirwin NWR||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.658.2595|
|Ulysses||Jeff Calhounemail@example.com 316.737.1307|
|Webster Reservoir||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. Date is subject to change so be sure to let John know 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.
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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