Christmas Bird Count
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Posted By: Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
What it is
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is widely regarded as the largest and oldest citizen science project in the world. Each year, from December 14 through January 5, tens of thousands of volunteers head out into the winter to count birds for a day. This tradition goes back to 1900, and in the intervening years, these birders have built a database on bird populations that is unmatched by any other wildlife census. TINS co-founder Will Richardson has coordinated the South Lake Tahoe CBC since 2004.
We will meet at Alpina Coffee Cafe at 8 a.m. and then bird at Cove East as a group and then split into groups to bird at other areas. A pizza party, complementary of TINS will conclude the day.
Barring a significant winter storm, we will hold the count on that date.