After deciding to cancel last year’s Christmas Bird Count due to COVID-19, I’m very excited to be going forward with this year’s count. This year the Carpinteria CBC will happen, and it will happen on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
If you were signed up for last year’s count, you should already have received an email from me inviting you to participate in the 2021 count, and offering to assign you to the same location you were assigned to last year. It’s also fine if you want to be assigned somewhere different, or if you weren’t signed up for last year’s count but want to do this year’s.
For everyone who wants to participate in this year’s count, the first and most important step is to submit the sign-up form here:
Because the Ventura CBC has scheduled their count for the same day as ours, a number of Ventura birders who normally do our count will not be able to participate this year. So there are some important territories that need coverage.
More information about the count is on the Carpinteria CBC web page. We’re going to have a great count this year!
— John Callender, Carpinteria CBC compiler