High Country Christmas Bird Counts

  • WHAT?        Count birds!
  • WHERE?     In a circle 15 miles in diameter, at several locations (see list below).
  • WHO?          Every able-bodied person who likes wildlife!
  • WHEN?       A single day near Christmas, between 12/14 and 1/5, determined for each count.
  • WHY?          Know nature without harm, gather useful data
  • HOW?          Count and record all birds on count day, inform compiler.

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is “the nation’s longest community science bird project.”
Five CBC circles are in the area served by HCAS.
 (Click on a count name below for further details)

Name General Area Contact Count Date Circle Map
New River Sparta, NC Lisa Benish   MAP
Stone Mountain Stone Mountain SP, NC Guy McGrane 12/18/2022  
Mount Jefferson West Jefferson, NC Guy McGrane 12/14/2022  
Upper Yadkin Valley Wilkesboro, NC Guy McGrane 1/1/2023  
Grandfather Mountain Boone, NC Judi Sawyer   MAP