Kansas Christmas Bird Counts, 2018 - 2019

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 cotte@ksu.edu. 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 Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Saturday, December 15, 2018    
Halstead/Newton Lorna Harder lornajhh@gmail.com  620.367.8479 or 316.200.4724
Hays Medhavi Ambardar m_ambardar@fhsu.edu 906-281-1333
John Redmond Bob Culbertson rculbertson@kaws.org 620.364.9485
Kanopolis Lake  Bob Kruger robertkru@gmail.com 785.227.5325
Lawrence Galen Pittman galenpitt@gmail.com 785.760.3572
Manhattan Mark Mayfield markherb@ksu.edu 785.776.6495
Salina     Dan Baffa danbaffa1@yahoo.com 620.271.8891
Topeka Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Wichita Kevin Groeneweg kgroeneweg@sbcglobal.net 316.709.9116
Sunday, December 16, 2018    
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 cotte@ksu.edu 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 17, 2018    
Baldwin City Roger Boyd roger.boyd@bakeru.edu 785.424.0595
Cheyenne Bottoms Curtis Wolf cjwolf@fhsu.edu 877.243.9268
Melvern Lake James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net
Tuesday, December 18, 2018    
El Dorado Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Yoder John Gallagher jgallagher@hutchrec.com 620.663.7411
Wednesday, December 19, 2018    
Slate Creek Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Thursday, December 20, 2018    
Anthony Mary Herold herold4us@gmail.com 316.655.0089
Loess Bluffs (MO) Darrin Welchert darrin_welchert@fws.gov
Sawyer Jordan Hofmeier jordan.hofmeier@ks.gov 785.249.0874
Friday, December 21, 2018    
Linn County Roger Boyd roger.boyd@bakeru.edu 785.424.0595
Olsburg Cindy Jeffrey cinraney@ksu.edu 785.565.3326
Sedan Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Saturday, December 22, 2018    
Arkansas City Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Parsons/SEK Audubon Andrew Burnett aburnett9180@gmail.com 816.810.3913
Sunday, December 23, 2018    
Waconda Henry Armknecht armknecht@ruraltel.net 785.346.4208
Saturday, December 29, 2018    
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
Olathe  Jeff Witter bioguy.witters@gmail.com 785.840.4484
Red Hills Pete Janzen pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net  316.519.1970
Sunday, December 30, 2018    
Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma) Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.221.1856
Dodge City Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Junction City Chuck Otte cotte@ksu.edu 785.238.8800
Tuesday, January 1, 2019    
Southeast Kansas Mined Land Steve Ford sford@gus.pittstate.edu 620.632.4280
St. Marys Jeff Hansen jeff.hansen.sd@gmail.com 785.806.6917
Saturday, January 5, 2019    
Benedictine Bottoms John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Council Grove James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net 785.256.2841
Garden City Mike Ramsey ramsey.hmbcr@sbcglobal.net 620.275.0647
Saturday, January 12, 2019    
Blackwolf Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Jetmore Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
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 
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 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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