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The 114th Christmas Bird Count will take place December 14, 2013, through January 5, 2014. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

Our four-county region hosts six separate Christmas Bird Counts. They are:

TWISP – December 15
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BRIDGEPORT - December 21
Phone contact: (509) 686-7551
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LEAVENWORTH - December 22
Phone contact: 393-0088
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CHELAN - December 28
Phone contact: 682-2318 or 682-9653
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WENATCHEE – December 29
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OKANOGAN – January 4
Phone contact: 429-8167

From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -- and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.

For more information about Christmas Bird Counts, click here.