Christmas Bird Count


Since 1973 Last Chance Audubon has participated in this national event to collect data on wintering bird populations. The Helena area is divided up into nine quadrants and during a single day in December teams disperse to document both species and numbers of birds, concluding with a potluck to swap stories about the day’s sightings.

White-winged Crossbill by Bob Martinka
White-winged Crossbill by Bob Martinka

Last Chance Audubon Christmas Bird Count 2021

Thanks so much for everyone’s involvement in the CBC this year.  LCAS wishes that we could have invited everyone to participate in this year’s count, but logistically it could not be done safely. However, I’m happy we were still able to do the count even under COVID conditions.  Hopefully next year will can return to a more normal CBC!
Happy Birding in the New Year!
Coburn Currier

Questions regarding the count can be directed to Coburn Currier at

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