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.

Sora by Bob Martinka

Last Chance Audubon Christmas Bird Count 2023 Results

We had a record number of bird counted for Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, and Common Grackle.  We also had our 147th species added this year with Sora.  Overall, we had 55 participants find 68 species with a total of 9247 individual birds!  See all the numbers below.

 Complete CBC Results by Year