Christmas Bird Count
Join the world's longest-running Citizen Science program.
For three weeks each winter, people across the United States and Canada work together to take a 'snapshot' of all the birds in North America. Anyone can participate in this citizen science program and contribute to a dataset that fuels science all year. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is preformed at over 2,300 sites each year and GEAS helps count six of those sites.
There are counts preformed in Boise, Bruneau, Cascade, Garden Valley, Hagerman, McCall, and Nampa (view our calendar for dates and details). After the Boise Count all the birders are welcome to regroup for dinner, share their stories from the day, and tally up their final count. Learn more about the CBC and why it's important for birds.
Components of a CBC
Boise CBC Zone Maps
Nampa CBC Zone Maps
Other CBC Zone Maps