Kent County Christmas Bird Count

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Wittenbach/Wege Center
11715 Vergennes Rd
Lowell, Michigan

Christmas Bird Count Schedule:
7:30 AM – Arrive WWC
8:00 AM – Field teams depart WWC
12:00 PM – Lunch at WWC
5:00 PM – Collect and tally section findings at WWC

Have a great time enjoying birds and gathering data useful for tracking bird locations and species’ abundance. GRAC has a long history of citizen science that supports research and birder fellowship. For example, comparing winter numbers, and population stability. This event is a good introduction to birding and to the Audubon club, and is a good family activity.

Feeders within the count circle add valuable data. Let us know before count day if you will be a feeder counter only. Some counters travel a section in the morning and then count at their feeders in the afternoon. In the event of a blizzard on count day, feeders can save a count, despite reduced numbers. Refer to the count circle map to see if your feeder is within the count circle, and report your numbers to the your section leader.

Bring $5.00 for a hot lunch prepared by Joan Heuvelhorst, or BYO lunch. Participate all or part of the day. There is no cost, however, donations will be accepted to help support the National Audubon Society

Direct inquiries to count coordinators:
Tom Leggett: 616-249-3382 E-mail:
Ranger Steve (Mueller): 616-696-1753 E-mail:

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A video featuring Chandler Robbins discussing the history of the Christmas Bird Count is available by clicking here.

Bird Count Information


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