The original purpose of the Christmas Bird Counts was to provide an alternative to the traditional “Side Hunt”, in which teams competed to kill the largest number of animals and birds on Christmas Day. The originators of the CBC, including pioneering ornithologist Frank Chapman, proposed, instead, to identify and count as many birds as possible, offering a wildlife-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors over the holidays. Now over 100 years later, the CBC tradition is going strong, having largely replaced the destructive Side Hunt, and involving over 50,000 people each year in many countries. These counts are free and fun, and the data provide insight into changing populations of wintering birds. All of our local counts welcome more participation from all skill-level birders, so please come out and join us to celebrate wildlife!

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS

In our area

 

NAME CONTACT CIRCLE MAP DATE NOTES
         
STONE MTN. Guy McGrane      
MT. JEFFERSON Eric      
GRANDFATHER MTN.        
NEW RIVER        
UPPER YADKIN        

Grandfather Mountain Species List

   Count Circle Map

Compiler Jesse Pope email “jesse@grandfather.com”.

This year’s date  Friday, December 21, 2018

Stone Mountain

   Count Circle Map

Compiler Guy McGrane email “badgerboy@wilkes.net”

This year’s date Sunday, December 30, 2018

Mount Jefferson:

   Count Circle Map

Compiler Eric Harrold email “gentilis03@yahoo.com”

This year’s date Friday, December 14, 2018

Upper Yadkin Valley:

Count Circle Map

Compiler Eric Harrold email “gentilis03@yahoo.com”

This year’s date  Saturday, January 5, 2019

New River

Circle Count Map

Compiler Lisa Benish email “lbenish@comcast.net”

This year’s date, Friday, December 21, 2018

For more info see the National Audubon Society’s CBC page.

Description
Document Map – STONE MOUNTAIN Sector 1 : Parkway
Document Map – STONE MOUNTAIN Sector 2 : Park
Document Map – STONE MOUNTAIN Sector 3 : Thurmond
Document Map – STONE MOUNTAIN Sector 4 : Lomax
Document Map – STONE MOUNTAIN Sector 5 : DeHart
Document Stone Mtn. Historical Results CBC counts from 1992 to 2015
Document SM_CBC_Party_Data_Form Printable Field Sheet SM CBC
Document Grandfather Mountain Historical Data Grandfather Mountain Historical Data
Document Mount Jefferson Historical Results Mount Jefferson Historical Results
Document New River Historical Results New River Historical Results
Document Upper Yadkin River Historical Results Upper Yadkin River Historical Results
Document SMCBC_Data_Submittal_Form Form for turning in results, Stone Mtn CBC

For more info see the National Audubon Society’s CBC page

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS

In our area

 

NAME CONTACT CIRCLE MAP DATE NOTES
         
STONE MTN. Guy McGrane      
MT. JEFFERSON Eric      
GRANDFATHER MTN.        
NEW RIVER        
UPPER YADKIN