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 - 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 Harderemail@example.com 620.367.8479 or 316.200.4724|
|Hays||Medhavi Ambardarfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.628.4641|
|Lawrence||Galen Pittmanemail@example.com 785.760.3572|
|Manhattan||Mark Mayfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.776.6495|
|Topeka||Carol Morganemail@example.com 785.554.5112|
|Wichita||Kevin Groenewegfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.709.9116|
|Sunday, December 15, 2019|
|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|
|Wilson Lake||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.658.2595|
|Udall/Winfield||Max Thompsonemail@example.com 620.229.3876|
|Monday, December 16, 2019|
|Cheyenne Bottoms||Curtis Wolffirstname.lastname@example.org 877.243.9268|
|Tuesday, December 17, 2019|
|El Dorado||Atcha Nolanemail@example.com 316.323.4921|
|Quivira NWR||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.658.2595|
|Yoder||John Gallagheremail@example.com 620.663.7411|
|Wednesday, December 18, 2019|
|Slate Creek||Gene Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.660.0547|
|Thursday, December 19, 2019|
|Anthony||Mary Heroldemail@example.com 316.655.0089|
|Fall River||Vickie Cikanek||Vickie.Cikanek@ks.gov 785.501.0867|
|Friday, December 20, 2019|
|John Redmond||Bob Culbertsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.364.9485|
|Olsburg||Cindy Jeffreyemail@example.com 785.565.3326|
|Sedan||Atcha Nolanfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.323.4921|
|Saturday, December 21, 2019|
|Arkansas City||Gene Young||EUGENE.YOUNG@noc.edu 620.660.0547|
|Kanopolis Lake||Bob Krugeremail@example.com 785.227.5325|
|Parsons/SEK Audubon||Andrew Burnettfirstname.lastname@example.org 816.810.3913|
|Sunday, December 22, 2019|
|Cedar Bluffs||Jeff Calhounemail@example.com 316.737.1307|
|Linn County||Janet Reynoldsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wakefield||Chuck Otteemail@example.com 785.238.4161|
|Monday, December 23, 2019|
|Waconda||Henry Armknechtfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.346.4208|
|Saturday, December 28, 2019|
|Cimarron National Grasslands||Max Thompsonemail@example.com 620.229.3876|
|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|
|Sunday, December 29, 2019|
|Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma)||Jimmie Woodardemail@example.com 405.365.5685|
|Junction City||Chuck Ottefirstname.lastname@example.org 785.238.4161|
|Monday, December 30, 2019|
|Sawyer||Jordan Hofmeieremail@example.com 785.249.0874|
|Tuesday, December 31, 2019|
|Holton||Carol Morganfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.554.5112|
|Wednesday, January 1, 2020|
|St. Marys||Dallas Alexanderemail@example.com 785.383.2021|
|Thursday, January 2, 2020|
|Dodge City||Jeff Calhounfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.737.1307|
|Saturday, January 4, 2020|
|Benedictine Bottoms||John Bollinemail@example.com 816.289.5554|
|Red Hills||Pete Janzenfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.519.1970|
|Saturday, January 11, 2020|
|Blackwolf||Mike Raderemail@example.com 785.658.2595|
|Jetmore||Jeff Calhounfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.737.1307|
|To Be Announced, contact compiler|
|Clark County||Galen Pittmanemail@example.com 785.760.3572|
|Council Grove||James Malcomfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.256.2841|
|Melvern Lake||James Malcomemail@example.com|
|Syracuse (will either be Dec 29 or 30)||Jeff Calhounfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.737.1307|
|Webster Reservoir||Mike Raderemail@example.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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