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.
Because of complications and safety concerns with COVID-19 several CBCs are not being conducted or are doing so under far different logistics. PLEASE contact compiler for instructions on participating. If you are not a CBC regular but live with a CBC circle this may be a good year to get started by being a feeder watcher. Contact your local compiler for details on this! Please follow CDC recommendations of masks and social distancing required in all outdoor settings. Car pooling is discouraged, except for immediate family member groups.
Compilers - Forms have been emailed to compilers. If you haven't received yours please let Chuck know!
Consider joining KOS or donating to KOS to support activities like this.
Updated December 31, 2020
|Saturday, December 12, 2020|
|Hays||Medhavi Ambardaremail@example.com 906.281.1333|
|Kanopolis Lake||Bob Krugerfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.227.5325|
|Olsburg||Cindy Jeffreyemail@example.com 785.565.3326|
|Monday, December 14, 2020|
|Linn County||Roger Boydfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.424.0595|
|Quivira NWR||Mike Raderemail@example.com 785.658.2595|
|Tuesday, December 15, 2020|
|Yoder||John Gallagherfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.663.7411|
|Wednesday, December 16, 2020|
|Waconda||Henry Armknechtemail@example.com 785.346.4208|
|Thursday, December 17, 2020|
|Anthony||Mary Heroldfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.655.0089|
|Lovewell||Henry Armknechtemail@example.com 785.346.4208|
|Friday, December 18, 2020|
|John Redmond||Bob Culbertsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.364.9485|
|Saturday, December 19, 2020|
|Garden City||Michael Ramseyemail@example.com|
|Halstead/Newton||Lorna Harderfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.200.4724|
|Lawrence||Galen Pittmanemail@example.com 785.760.3572|
|Manhattan||Mark Mayfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.776.6495|
|Olathe||Melissa Bruce||Melissay69@gmail.com 913.424.5669|
|Wichita||Kevin Groenewegemail@example.com 316.709.9116|
|Sunday, December 20, 2020|
|Bonner Springs/Lansing||John Bollinfirstname.lastname@example.org 816.289.5554|
|Emporia||Bill Jensenemail@example.com 620.341.5339|
|Udall/Winfield CANCELLED||Max Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.221.1856|
|Wakefield||Chuck Otteemail@example.com 785.238.4161|
|Wilson Lake||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.658.2595|
|Monday, December 21, 2020|
|Cheyenne Bottoms||Curtis Wolfemail@example.com 620.566.1456|
|Parsons||Andrew Burnettfirstname.lastname@example.org 816.810.3913|
|Tuesday, December 22, 2020|
|El Dorado||Atcha Nolanemail@example.com 316.323.4921|
|Thursday, December 24, 2020|
|Saturday, December 26, 2020|
|Arkansas City CANCELLED||Gene Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.660.0547|
|Leavenworth||John Schukmanemail@example.com 913.547.1751|
|Marion||Tom Ewertfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.670.3140|
|Topeka||Carol Morganemail@example.com 785.554.5112|
|Sunday, December 27, 2020|
|Holton||Carol Morganfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.554.5112|
|Junction City CANCELLED||Chuck Otteemail@example.com 785.238.4161|
|Wednesday, December 30, 2020|
|Slate Creek CANCELLED||Gene Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org 620.660.0547|
|Thursday, December 31, 2020|
|Dodge City||Jeff Calhounemail@example.com 316.737.1307|
|Saturday, January 2, 2021|
|Benedictine Bottoms||John Bollinfirstname.lastname@example.org 816.289.5554|
|Cimarron National Grasslands CANCELLED||Max Thompsonemail@example.com 620.229.3876|
|Red Hills||Pete Janzenfirstname.lastname@example.org 316.519.1970|
|St. Marys||Debby McKee||GrMaSmurf@gmail.com 785.220.6515|
|Sunday, January 3, 2021|
|Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma)||Jimmie Woodardemail@example.com 405.365.5685|
|Saturday, January 9, 2021|
|Blackwolf||Mike Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org 785.658.2595|
|To Be Announced, contact compiler|
|Webster Reservoir||Mike Raderemail@example.com 785.658.2595|
Additional Information for above counts.
Anthony - Meet at the McDonalds in Anthony at 8 a.m.
Arkansas City - HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Baldwin - Please email Calvin ahead of time for details.
Benedictine Bottoms - Participants must contact the coordinator (John) 2 days prior to the count so that the coordinator can assign party areas. Parties will be restricted to individuals or persons that are together on a day to day basis. There will be no organized meet-up prior to the start of the count.
Black Mesa - Contact compiler for details.
Blackwolf - Contact Mike for details
Bonner Springs/Lansing - Participants must contact the coordinator (John) 2 days prior to the count so that the coordinator can assign party areas. Parties will be restricted to individuals or persons that are together on a day to day basis. There will be no organized meet-up prior to the start of the count.
Cheyenne Bottoms - Contact Curtis for area assignment before hand. No compilation.
Cimarron National Grasslands - HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Dodge City - Contact compiler for information.
El Dorado - Meet at the west parking lot McDonalds in El Dorado, 2004 West Central, at 7:30 a.m. Notify 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. Bring a sack lunch. Compilation at 4:30 p.m. at the museum. Contact compiler if you plan to participate.
Hays - Please contact compiler for information on social distancing protocols they will follow.
Holton - Contact compiler for details if you are interested.
Kanopolis Lake - Please meet at 8 a.m. in Riverside Park. Bring your lunch, beverages and mask. Lunch break will be outdoors in Riverside Park. Please let Bob know if you plan to help with the count.
Kirwin -Contact Compiler for information and area assignments.
John Redmond - Please contact Bob prior to the count. Participants will be emailed all the forms, maps prior to the count or can pick them up at 7:30 am at the John Redmond Corps of Engineers office parking lot.
Junction City - HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Because of the pandemic, there will be no chili supper at the end of the day,
and new field participants are not being recruited. However, new participants
are encouraged to watch their yards and feeders and report their results, which
will be added to the area CBC. If you would like to join in, please contact
Galen Pittman before the event for instructions.
Leavenworth - Contact John ahead of time to confirm participation and to get details.
Linn County - Contact Roger ahead of time for assignments and instructions.
Lovewell - Contact Henry if you are interested in participating.
Manhattan - Contact compiler for details, instructions and assignments. There will be a Zoom meeting Sunday the 20th at 7 p.m. for the compilation. Participants will be sent the link and more information when they email Mark to confirm participation.
Marion - Meet at Wendy's in Hillsboro at 7:30 a.m. for assignments. Contact Tom for more information.
Olathe - Contact compiler ahead of time for instructions and assignments.
Olsburg - Meet in Olsburg at Greenwood Park (west side of Olsburg) at 7:30 a.m.
Parsons - Please contact Andrew by December 14th if you plan to participate for instructions and assignments.
Quivira - Contact compiler. Routes will be assigned ahead of time.
Red Hills - Meet at the Casey's General Store, 314 S Iliff in Medicine Lodge Groups will depart at 7:30 a.m.
Salina - Contact Compiler for information and area assignments.
Slate Creek - Meet at the Slate Valley Baptist Church, 7 miles south of Oxford at 8:00 a.m.
St. Marys - Contact compiler for area assignments and instructions prior to the count.
Topeka - Contact compiler for information. Participants are pre-assigned to a area. There will be no compilation this year.
Waconda - Contact Henry if you are interested in participating.
Wakefield - Contact compiler.
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 Covid permitting.
Wilson Lake - Contract Mike for details.
Winfield/Udall - HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Yoder - Meet at Carriage Crossing restaurant parking lot in Yoder at 8:00 a.m. There will be no group breakfast this year. Please contact compiler ahead of time if you plan to participate.
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