Volunteer Outside

ASC Christmas Bird Count 2019

Photo: Doug German

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all the Christmas Bird Counts that are occurring in South Carolina. To find information about other counts, please visit https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count or https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/christmas/.

December 14, 2019
Columbia, SC

Location: Columbia
Compiler: Caroline Eastman
Email: ceastman@sc.rr.com
Phone: (803) 466-2840

Comments: You may count any part of the day or night. Please be reasonable and judicious with attractant noises. Please record separately miles driven and walked, and separately hours driven and walked. If owling or boating, please record separately. All are welcome.

December 14, 2019

Lowcountry, SC

Location: Lowcountry
Compiler: Buddy Campbell
Email: blacksnake6@comcast.net
Phone: (843) 252-8025

Comments: Your participation is welcome!  Contact Buddy Campbell by phone or email if you would like to join this count.  

December 15, 2019
Congaree Swamp, SC

Location: Congaree Swamp
Compiler: John Grego, Kathleen O'Grady
Email: jrgrego@sc.rr.comkatbird33@hotmail.com
Phone: (803) 331-3366, (803) 315-4199

Comments: For those without pre-assigned routes, meet at the Congaree National Park Visitor Center at 7:00 AM.

December 15, 2019
Sun City-Okatie, SC
Location: Sun City-Okatie
Compiler: Jim Cubie
Phone: (84) 991-1059
Comments: Contact Jim by phone or email if you would like to participate. Your participation is welcome.

December 16, 2019
Four Holes Swamp, SC

Location: Four Holes Swamp
Compiler: Matt Johnson
Email: mgjohnson@audubon.org
Phone: (843) 462-2150

Comments: The Four Holes Swamp Christmas Bird Count occurs on the first Monday within the count period each year. We typically split into 10 teams to cover the 12 sections of our count circle. Each team will have a leader(s) that will organize the logistics for their team on the count day. We welcome any and all new participants to this count! However, since many teams do not meet at the visitor center to start the day, please contact the compiler of this count in advance to get instructions on where to meet. As in past years, we will offer snacks and warm beverages at our center after the count is complete as a small token of our appreciation for volunteering. This is also a great time to recount the highlights of the day with other birders. If you would like to participate in this year’s Four Holes Swamp Christmas Bird Count, please e-mail Matt Johnson (mgjohnson@audubon.org) as soon as possible so that we can place you in a section. We hope you'll join us for this important community science endeavor!

December 16, 2019
Hilton Head Island, SC

Location: Hilton Head Island
Compiler: Susan Murphy
Email: HHICBC@gmail.com


Comments: All levels of birders are welcome! For more information, view the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society website at: www.hiltonheadaudubon.org. Also on the website, read the Ecobon Newsletter.

December 21, 2019
Augusta, GA
Location: Augusta
Compiler: Lois Staley
Email: croakie@comcast.net
Phone: (803) 215-1594
Comments: All teams will be assigned before the count. Please contact me ahead of the count date to let me know that you would like to participate. I prefer email but feel free to call if that is easier. If you have a particular area you would like to count I will try to get you on the team for that area. Feeder watchers and Sitters are welcome but you must notify me of your participation ahead of time. Please try and let me know of your participation by December 15.
December 24, 2019
Aiken, SC

Location: Aiken
Compiler: Calvin Zippler
Email: zipplerc@bellsouth.net
Phone: (803) 508-0692

Comments: Please call me 2 weeks before the count date (Dec. 24th) so, I can assign you to a team. The team leader will call you and set up a meeting time and place. Every team meets and starts at different times and places. We will meet at Shoney's on Hwy 19 at 1:00 pm for lunch and then go back out until dark. Leave a message with your area code and phone number if you don't get me and I will call you back.

December 28, 2019
Lower Saluda, SC
Location: Lower Saluda
Compiler: Kent Bedenbaugh
Phone: (803) 463-5872
Comments: We welcome new participation. However, there is no morning meeting, so please contact Kent Bedenbaugh (rkbbirder@aol.com) to be connected with a field group.

December 30, 2019
Litchfield-Pawley’s Island, SC

Location: Litchfield-Pawleys Island
Compiler: Christopher Hill
Email: chill@coastal.edu
Phone: (843) 234-1810

Comments: I welcome new field participants and feeder watchers (if your feeder is in the count circle). To see the location of the Litchfield-Pawley's Island Circle, go to this site: http://www.carolinabirdclub.org/christmas/countmap.html and zoom in on the area (mid-SC coast); you can make the circle appear if you click on the red dot for our circle.

January 3, 2020
Sea Islands, SC
Location: Sea Islands
Compiler: Aaron Given
Comments: This count includes Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island, and much of John's Island in South Carolina.  Please contact Aaron Given at agiven@kiawahisland.org if interesting in participating in the Sea Islands CBC.
January 5, 2020
Charleston, SC

Location: Charleston
Compiler: Jennifer Tyrrell
Email: jtyrrell@audubon.org
Phone: (703) 967-1231

Comments: Meet at the old Mama Brown's BBQ (2840 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466) at 7:00 am.