2019 Christmas Bird Count



Dates & Times

Type of Event

Volunteer Event


On Saturday, December 21st, 2019 nature lovers and birders of all levels of experience will gather at Bryce Canyon National Park to participate in the world’s longest running citizen bird census.  The National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, now in its 120th year, is an annual event that brings together volunteers across the United States, South America, Canada, and distant Pacific islands, to assist scientists in the monumental task of assessing the health of bird populations.

 The event is free, and will begin at 8:00 a.m. with hot drinks and pastries in the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center. Beginners will be paired with experienced birders, and groups will be provided with everything needed to conduct the count within the fifteen-mile radius assigned to the park.  Following the morning bird count, a hot lunch and souvenir t-shirt will be provided back at the Visitor Center, thanks to the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association.

 Currently, the park is looking for volunteers to help with the 2019 count. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ranger Peter Densmore by phone at 435-834-4744 or by e-mail at peter_densmore@nps.gov.  Those who volunteer will receive free park admission. Additionally, those in the local area who would like to contribute data by counting from their home feeders are invited to contact the park as well.

 Additional information can also be obtained by visiting the park’s website at www.nps.gov/brca, or by calling 435-834-4744.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Peter Densmore
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