This is a perfect day to walk off those holiday meals (although we do end the day with a wonderful countdown dinner...) This count covers city and county parks, creeks, and reservoirs in mid-south Santa Clara County and Almaden area. Will the handsome Vermilion Flycatcher return to our circle? Is the Zone-tailed Hawk still here? Come count every Turkey Vulture to see! Last year’s special birds included a Red-naped Sapsucker, Grasshopper Sparrows, Lewis’s Woodpeckers, and Burrowing Owls. Volunteers are needed in the areas where those birds were spotted.


If you are interested in participating, please contact Beth Hamel by email at


Find more information on the Christmas Bird Count here.