Results of Christmas Bird Counts on The Sea Ranch and Vicinity

Red-breasted Nuthatch.  Photo by Craig Tooley.Founders Rae Hudspeth, Evelyn Wadsworth, Bev Sloane, and Lee Kosso initiated the bird count on The Sea Ranch. Evelyn has migrated north and Rae has died, but Bev and Lee are still around and are now joined by two great birders, Diane Hichwa and Connie Schimbor on the planning team.

The Sea Ranch count is patterned after the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which has taken place by Audubon chapters all over the country for more than 100 years. Our count is unofficial and informal. We do it for pleasure and to learn more about our birds on the Ranch. All counts have been conducted in early January of the year shown. To view or download a PDF of the spreadsheet with details of the Bird Counts, click here.