Kansas Christmas Bird Counts, 2019 - 2020

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 - Forms have been emailed to compilers. If you haven't received yours please let Chuck know!

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Updated December 18, 2019

Date/CBC Principle Contact Contact Information
Saturday, December 14, 2019    
Halstead/Newton Lorna Harder lornajhh@gmail.com  620.367.8479 or 316.200.4724
Hays Medhavi Ambardar m_ambardar@fhsu.edu 785.628.4641
Lawrence Galen Pittman galenpitt@gmail.com 785.760.3572
Manhattan Mark Mayfield markherb@ksu.edu 785.776.6495
Topeka Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Wichita Kevin Groeneweg kgroeneweg@sbcglobal.net 316.709.9116
Sunday, December 15, 2019    
Baldwin Calvin Cink ccinkbird76@gmail.com
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
Wilson Lake Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Udall/Winfield Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.229.3876
Monday, December 16, 2019    
Cheyenne Bottoms Curtis Wolf cjwolf@fhsu.edu 877.243.9268
Tuesday, December 17, 2019    
El Dorado Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Quivira NWR Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Yoder John Gallagher jgallagher@hutchrec.com 620.663.7411
Wednesday, December 18, 2019    
Slate Creek Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Thursday, December 19, 2019    
Anthony Mary Herold herold4us@gmail.com 316.655.0089
Fall River Vickie Cikanek Vickie.Cikanek@ks.gov 785.501.0867
Friday, December 20, 2019    
John Redmond Bob Culbertson rculbertson@kaws.org 620.364.9485
Olsburg Cindy Jeffrey cinraney@ksu.edu 785.565.3326
Sedan Atcha Nolan qanolan@cox.net 316.323.4921
Saturday, December 21, 2019    
Arkansas City Gene Young EUGENE.YOUNG@noc.edu 620.660.0547
Kanopolis Lake  Bob Kruger robertkruger118@gmail.com 785.227.5325
Parsons/SEK Audubon Andrew Burnett aburnett9180@gmail.com 816.810.3913
Salina     Neva Heikes  
Sunday, December 22, 2019    
Cedar Bluffs Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Linn County Janet Reynolds librarygal62@yahoo.com
Wakefield  Chuck Otte cotte@ksu.edu 785.238.4161
Monday, December 23, 2019    
Waconda Henry Armknecht whatabirder@hotmail.com  785.346.4208
Saturday, December 28, 2019    
Cimarron National Grasslands Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.229.3876
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
Sunday, December 29, 2019    
Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma) Jimmie Woodard j.woodard@cox.net 405.365.5685
Junction City Chuck Otte cotte@ksu.edu 785.238.4161
Monday, December 30, 2019    
Sawyer Jordan Hofmeier jordan.hofmeier@ks.gov 785.249.0874
Tuesday, December 31, 2019    
Holton Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Wednesday, January 1, 2020    
St. Marys Dallas Alexander dallaspumpman1@gmail.com 785.383.2021
Thursday, January 2, 2020    
Dodge City Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Saturday, January 4, 2020    
Benedictine Bottoms John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Red Hills Pete Janzen pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net  316.519.1970
Saturday, January 11, 2020    
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
Council Grove James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net 785.256.2841
Melvern Lake James Malcom iambirding@prodigy.net
Syracuse (will either be Dec 29 or 30) 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 Quail Creek Trail) 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 - Please email Calvin 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 the Kenton Merc Store at 8:30AM for instructions and area assignments. Please bring your own pens, paper, etc., to keep track of sightings. Bring your own food, lunch, snacks, drinks as the CBC
circle is roughly 40 miles from Boise City and there are no services in Kenton. Please RSVP to Jimmie by email, text, phone if you plan to attend.

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

Bonner Springs/Lansing - Currently planning to meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office Parking Lot at Wyandotte County Lake. This is at the south end of the lake/park. John will be parked close to the parking lot entrance near the bridge that goes over the main road. Please contact John if you would like to participate in the count so that he can assign you to a survey party. 

Cedar Bluffs - Contact Jeff for more information

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.

Fall River - Meet at the Fall River Army Corp office next to the Fall River Dam at 8 a.m.  Coffee and light breakfast/snack will be provided.  Please contact Vickie via e-mail or phone if you plan to attend. Fall River state park will open up a cabin or two for anyone that wants to come the night before or stay the night of the 19th before venturing on to another CBC. Contact Vickie to make these arrangements

Halstead/Newton - Meet at the Kaufman Museum, 27th and Main in North Newton, at 6:45 a.m.  Bring a sack lunch. Compilation at 4:45 p.m. at the museum. Contact compiler by December 12 if you plan to participate.

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 the Library in LaCygne, 209 N. Broadway LaCygne, at 7 a.m. Maps and count sheets will be handed out and we'll come back to library to compile that evening. Anyone who can help is invited.

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 7:30 a.m. for assignments. Contact Tom for more information.

Melvern Lake - Contact compiler for more details.

Olathe -Meet at west Olathe McDonalds (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 McDonalds again for a lunch regroup before resuming counting for the afternoon. Potluck dinner in early evening for compiling the day’s lists, but please 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 Andrew 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 7:30 a.m.. Contact compiler ahead of time. In case of inclement weather, alternate date is 1/2/2018.

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.

St. Marys - Contact compiler for meeting details.

Syracuse - Contact Jeff for meeting location and 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 you plan to participate. Meet at the convenience store across highway 24 from the east state park entrance just west of Glen Elder at 8 am.

Wakefield - Meet at the Suzy Q on main street in Wakefield for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. to start the count.

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.

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.

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