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McKinney Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Where:  The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney, TX. 

When:  7:00am, Wednesday, December 26

The McKinney Christmas Bird Count is just around the corner!

This year's McKinney, Texas, Christmas Bird Count, will start at 7:00am, Tuesday morning on December 26th. The count has been a successful joint venture between the Heard Museum and Sanctuary, and the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society since 1976.

There are 9 zones in the count, including the Museum grounds. If you wish to participate, but are not familiar with the zones or are new to a Christmas Count, just email/call your name and number of people with your party - you will be assigned a zone on the morning of the count or before.

Please let Mike know if you are planning to attend, and if you would like to lead one of the zones.

Mike Cameron, Count Coordinator
mike.cameron10 <at>

Sign in at 7:00 AM and pick up count sheets at the Heard Museum and Sanctuary,  coffee and donuts available.  Enter through the door at the end of the parking lot. 

You may return to the Heard and turn in your count at any time.  But please return by 4:30 pm.  Maps of the count area, the zones, and a listing of birds observed on pervious counts, will be available the morning of the count.

Lunch will not be severed at the Heard as in past years.

For zone leaders that plan to go to their zone without stopping at the Heard first you can download the pdf count sheet click HERE.
Or you can download the MS Excel count sheet click HERE.

A map of the count circle zones can be downloaded Click HERE.

CBC is now a free program. Audubon will no longer charge the $5.00 fee of field participants. American Birds will no longer be printed on paper and mailed to participants. Audubon has moved to an online delivery of the summary results of the CBC, download below. If, however, participants would like to make a donation to NAS, it would be appreciated.

If you would like to volunteer feeder watch information, please let Mike know, or just email your results. Your feeder must be within the count area (7.5 miles from the Heard Sanctuary). Download and check the map above.

Summary of the 118th Christmas Bird Count.  Click HERE.

Annual Summaries of the Christmas Bird Count, 1901-Present.  Click HERE.

Directions:  From US 75 (Central Expressway), take the Stacy Road exit (in Allen) East. Proceed 1 mile and turn left (North) onto State Highway 5 (Greenville Ave.). Go ~2 mile and turn right onto FM 1378. The museum is located 1 mile east of Highway 5 on the North side of FM 1378, watch for the brown sign.  For directions or additional information you can call 972-562-5566.

Visit the Heard website, to learn about the many programs for children and adults.

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Last Update:  Nov. 25, 2018
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