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The 115th Christmas Bird Count will take place December 14, 2014, through January 5, 2015.

Our four-county region hosts the following six Christmas Bird Counts:

TWISP – December 14, Sunday
Contact email: Juliet Rhodes
The tentative meeting spot is Cinnamon Twisp Bakery, 116 North Glover Street in Twisp at 6:30 am, with registration at 7 am. A potluck will follow the CBC at 5:30 at Art and Michelle’s house.

BRIDGEPORT - December 20, Saturday
Contact email: Meredith Spencer
Contact phone: (509) 686-7551
Meet at the Brewster McDonald’s on Highway 97 at 7:00 am. At potluck dinner will be held at the WDFW building on Moe Road near Bridgeport following the count.

LEAVENWORTH - December 21, Sunday
Contact email: Gretchen Rohde

CHELAN - December 27, Saturday
Contact email: Steve Easley
Contact phone: 682-2318
Meet at 7 am at the Apple Cup Café in Chelan. Regroup at 4:30 pm at the Chelan Methodist Church on Johnson Avenue (kitty corner from the Post Office). There will be soup and salad while the counts are tallied.

WENATCHEE – January 3, Saturday
Contact email: Dan Stephens

OKANOGAN – January 3, Saturday
Contact email: Heather Findlay
Contact phone: 429-8167
Meet at 2050 James Avenue, Okanogan at 6:45 am.

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.