Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count

2017 Christmas Bird Count

Join us for the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count (36th for ASNV).  We are looking for people to count in the Manassas Battlefield area, Bull Run, and Manassas City areas as well as around Centerville, south of Dulles Airport, and Chantilly on Sunday, December 17th.  This year, we will again be offering an opportunity for feeder watchers.  If you or someone you know lives in the count circle and cannot go on the count, he or she can sit inside and count the birds that come to a feeder or yard on count day as another way to participate.  If you helped us last year, your sector leader will be contacting you in November.  If you are new to our CBC and want to volunteer or would like to be in a different sector, sign up using the“Register” button below.

Also, come to our free CBC Workshop where you can learn about CBCs generally, our own CBC in particular, where the data goes and how it is used, and tips for learning or brushing up on your counting skills.  It’s on Thursday evening, November 2nd .  Time is 7 PM; place is the NWF building, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr, Reston.  Please sign up using the registration button below.

Other Area Bird Counts

The following compilation was provided by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

BROOKE, VA (Stafford area, lower Potomac)

Contact coordinators and compiler, Laurel Bybell or David Govoni at


Saturday, December 16, 2017


Includes area of Virginia inside the Beltway and parts of Fairfax County south of Alexandria to include Dyke Marsh. To participate, email compiler, Larry Cartwright: or contact the Audubon Naturalist Society through Carol Hayes at or call 301-652-9188 extension 10.


Sunday, December 17, 2017


Count has five Virginia sectors, ranging from Great Falls Park to the eastern corner of Loudoun County. To participate, email compiler Jim Nelson at


To participate, email compiler, Sue Garvin at Environmental Studies on the Piedmont,


Saturday, December 23, 2017


Parts of western Loudoun and eastern Clarke counties. The cutoff date to join up to participate is December 18. Contact compiler, Margaret Wester at


For more information or to register, contact Kim Hosen at 703-499-4954 or


Thursday, December 28, 2017


Sign up at or contact compiler, Joe Coleman: 540-554-2542 or


Sunday, December 31, 2017


Contact compiler, Kurt Gaskill at or 703-768-2172.


Lucketts Sector is in northern Loudoun County. To participate contact sector leader, Gerco Hoogeweg: at


Count area is primarily in Middle Peninsula. Contact by December 16. Contact compiler, Fred Atwood at