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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If additional details have been provided, follow the link from the count name. If no details are indicated, contact the compiler! Starting in 2018, KOS has set standard dates that won't change from year to year. Those dates are December 12 to January 12. (Please note that a few non-Kansas (but very close) CBCs are included in this list!)
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 21, 2018
|Date/CBC||Principle Contact||Contact Information|
|Friday, December 14, 2018|
|Quivira NWR||Mike Raderemail@example.com 785.658.2595|
|Saturday, December 15, 2018|
|Halstead/Newton||Lorna Harderfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.367.8479 or 316.200.4724|
|Hays||Medhavi Ambardaremail@example.com 906-281-1333|
|John Redmond||Bob Culbertsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.364.9485|
|Kanopolis Lake||Bob Krugeremail@example.com 785.227.5325|
|Lawrence||Galen Pittmanfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.760.3572|
|Manhattan||Mark Mayfieldemail@example.com 785.776.6495|
|Salina||Dan Baffafirstname.lastname@example.org 620.271.8891|
|Topeka||Carol Morganemail@example.com 785.554.5112|
|Wichita||Kevin Groenewegfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.709.9116|
|Sunday, December 16, 2018|
|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 17, 2018|
|Baldwin City||Roger Boydemail@example.com 785.424.0595|
|Cheyenne Bottoms||Curtis Wolffirstname.lastname@example.org 877.243.9268|
|Melvern Lake||James Malcomemail@example.com|
|Tuesday, December 18, 2018|
|El Dorado||Atcha Nolanfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.323.4921|
|Yoder||John Gallagheremail@example.com 620.663.7411|
|Wednesday, December 19, 2018|
|Slate Creek||Gene Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.660.0547|
|Thursday, December 20, 2018|
|Anthony||Mary Heroldemail@example.com 316.655.0089|
|Loess Bluffs (MO)||Darrin Welchertfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sawyer||Jordan Hofmeieremail@example.com 785.249.0874|
|Friday, December 21, 2018|
|Linn County||Roger Boydfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.424.0595|
|Olsburg||Cindy Jeffreyemail@example.com 785.565.3326|
|Sedan||Atcha Nolanfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.323.4921|
|Saturday, December 22, 2018|
|Arkansas City||Gene Youngemail@example.com 620.660.0547|
|Parsons/SEK Audubon||Andrew Burnettfirstname.lastname@example.org 816.810.3913|
|Sunday, December 23, 2018|
|Waconda||Henry Armknechtemail@example.com 785.346.4208|
|Saturday, December 29, 2018|
|Cimarron National Grasslands||Max Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.221.1856|
|Holton||Carol Morganemail@example.com 785.554.5112|
|Leavenworth||John Schukmanfirstname.lastname@example.org 913.547.1751|
|Marion||Tom Ewertemail@example.com 316.670.3140|
|Olathe||Jeff Witterfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.840.4484|
|Red Hills||Pete Janzenemail@example.com 316.519.1970|
|Sunday, December 30, 2018|
|Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma)||Max Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.221.1856|
|Dodge City||Jeff Calhounemail@example.com 316.737.1307|
|Junction City||Chuck Ottefirstname.lastname@example.org 785.238.8800|
|Tuesday, January 1, 2019|
|Southeast Kansas Mined Land||Steve Fordemail@example.com 620.632.4280|
|St. Marys||Jeff Hansenfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.806.6917|
|Saturday, January 5, 2019|
|Benedictine Bottoms||John Bollinemail@example.com 816.289.5554|
|Council Grove||James Malcomfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.256.2841|
|Garden City||Mike Ramseyemail@example.com 620.275.0647|
|Saturday, January 12, 2019|
|Blackwolf||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.658.2595|
|Jetmore||Jeff Calhounemail@example.com 316.737.1307|
|To Be Announced, contact compiler|
|Clark County||Galen Pittmanfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.760.3572|
|Kirwin NWR||Mike Raderemail@example.com 785.658.2595|
|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 a.m.
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.
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 - Details still being determined. 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 Galen 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, 27th and Main in North Newton, at 6:45 a.m. Lunch (optional) at the museum from 12 to 1 p.m. 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.
Kanopolis Lake - Contact Bob if you plan to help with the count. Meet in Riverside Park at 8:00 a.m. Bring your lunch and beverages.
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.
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 gas station east & south 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.
Loess Bluffs - Contact compiler.
Manhattan - Contact compiler for details and assignments. The count circle is divided into 6 sectors with each sector leader assigning segments for participants.
Marion - Meet at Wendy's in Hillsboro at 8:00 a.m. for assignments. Contact Tom for more information.
Melvern Lake - Contact compiler for more details.
Olathe - Please contact compiler if you plan to participate. Meet at west Olathe Burger King (just north of K-7 & Santa Fe) at 7:00 AM. Most count group areas are covered by walking parks or streamway trails in their area. Due to the nature of development in our count circle, typically most of our groups are not doing extensive driving for “road cruising” counting. Please prepare accordingly. We will meet at Burger King again for a lunch regroup before resuming counting for the afternoon. Potluck dinner in early evening for compiling the day’s lists, but feel free to join even if you can’t bring a side or dessert. Location/time provided to count participants at the morning meetup.
Olsburg - Meet in Olsburg at the Farmhouse store/restaurant, 400 2nd St, at 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Oskaloosa/Perry Lake - Contact compiler for more information.
Parsons - Meet at St Paul Café - 717 Washington St, St Paul, KS, 6:30 for breakfast or 6:45 for assignments. Please contact Andres if you plan to participate 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 8:00 a.m.
Sawyer - Meet in the Pratt KDWPT office at 7 a.m.. Contact compiler ahead of time. In case of inclement weather, alternate date is 1/3/2018.
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 7:00 o'clock, at the Farm-to-Market Restaurant in McCune, Crawford County, Kansas (new meeting place). Please contact compiler if you plan to participate.)
St. Marys - Contact Jeff Hansen for meeting details.
Topeka - Contact compiler for information. Participants are pre-assigned to a group leader. Compilation and chili supper at 5:30 p.m.
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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