Kansas Christmas Bird Counts, 2020 - 2021

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@twinvalley.net. 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

Date/CBC Contact Contact Information
Saturday, December 12, 2020    
Hays Medhavi Ambardar m_ambardar@fhsu.edu 906.281.1333
Kanopolis Lake  Bob Kruger robertkruger118@gmail.com 785.227.5325
Olsburg Cindy Jeffrey cinraney@ksu.edu 785.565.3326
Monday, December 14, 2020    
Linn County Roger Boyd rboyd@bakeru.edu  785.424.0595
Quivira NWR Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020    
Yoder John Gallagher jgallagher@hutchrec.com 620.663.7411
Wednesday, December 16, 2020    
Baldwin Calvin Cink ccinkbird76@gmail.com
Waconda Henry Armknecht whatabirder@hotmail.com  785.346.4208
Thursday, December 17, 2020    
Anthony Mary Herold herold4us@gmail.com 316.655.0089
Lovewell Henry Armknecht whatabirder@hotmail.com  785.346.4208
Friday, December 18, 2020    
John Redmond Bob Culbertson bob.culbertson@kaws.org 620.364.9485
Saturday, December 19, 2020    
Garden City Michael Ramsey mramsey@hmbcr.com
Halstead/Newton Lorna Harder lornajhh@gmail.com  316.200.4724
Lawrence Galen Pittman galenpitt@gmail.com 785.760.3572
Manhattan Mark Mayfield markherb@ksu.edu 785.776.6495
Olathe  Melissa Bruce Melissay69@gmail.com 913.424.5669
Salina     Byron Grauerholz blgrauerholz@yahoo.com
Wichita Kevin Groeneweg kgroeneweg@sbcglobal.net 316.709.9116
Sunday, December 20, 2020    
Bonner Springs/Lansing John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Emporia Bill Jensen wjensen1@emporia.edu 620.341.5339
Udall/Winfield          CANCELLED Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.221.1856
Wakefield  Chuck Otte cotte@twinvalley.net 785.238.4161
Wilson Lake Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
Monday, December 21, 2020    
Cheyenne Bottoms Curtis Wolf cjwolf@fhsu.edu 620.566.1456
Parsons Andrew Burnett aburnett9180@gmail.com 816.810.3913
Tuesday, December 22, 2020    
El Dorado Atcha Nolan qanolan1942@gmail.com 316.323.4921
Thursday, December 24, 2020    
Kirwin Byron Grauerholz blgrauerholz@yahoo.com
Saturday, December 26, 2020    
Arkansas City          CANCELLED Gene Young young6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Leavenworth John Schukman schuksaya@kc.rr.com 913.547.1751
Marion Tom Ewert trewert@yahoo.com 316.670.3140
Topeka Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Sunday, December 27, 2020    
Holton Carol Morgan crxmorgan@gmail.com 785.554.5112
Junction City           CANCELLED Chuck Otte cotte@twinvalley.net 785.238.4161
Wednesday, December 30, 2020    
Slate Creek           CANCELLED Gene Young youngg6264@yahoo.com 620.660.0547
Thursday, December 31, 2020    
Dodge City Jeff Calhoun jeffcalhoun11@gmail.com 316.737.1307
Saturday, January 2, 2021    
Benedictine Bottoms John Bollin bollinj@umkc.edu 816.289.5554
Cimarron National Grasslands   CANCELLED Max Thompson maxt@cox.net 620.229.3876
Red Hills Pete Janzen pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net  316.519.1970
St. Marys Debby McKee GrMaSmurf@gmail.com 785.220.6515
Sunday, January 3, 2021    
Black Mesa (Kenton, Oklahoma) Jimmie Woodard j.woodard@cox.net 405.365.5685
Saturday, January 9, 2021    
Blackwolf Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 
To Be Announced, contact compiler    
Webster Reservoir Mike Rader mike_rader@hotmail.com 785.658.2595 

Additional Information for above counts. 

Anthony - Meet at the McDonalds in Anthony at 8 a.m.


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.


Lawrence - 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.


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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