These trainings are for those that are new to the Christmas Bird Count survey or that may need a refresher. There are 3 training options, you only need to attend one. This training takes about 1 hour and will cover what the CBC is, survey protocols, common birds of Phoenix, and more. This will be our 2nd season completing the CBC for Phoenix Metro area. Prior to the 2020 count Phoenix and the surrounding cities had not been counted since the early 1900’s.
Volunteers will commit to covering a survey section on December 27th, either all day or for a portion of the day. We have a list of survey sections that participants can choose from. The CBC area covers a 15-mile diameter and includes areas like Gilbert Riparian, Papago Park, the very end of South Mountain, and numerous parks throughout the East Valley. You can view the coverage area on the CBC map https://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=ac275eeb01434cedb1c5dcd0fd3fc7b4