Youth Christmas Bird Count

Traditional Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) feature 8-hour days and lots of driving. This Youth CBC is specifically for kids. There is no driving, and the count lasts just 2.5 hours. Teams of kids ages 8–16 will be led by experienced birders as they search the fields and forests of the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center for birds. After lunch, kids can present their findings and we will have a birds of prey presentation.

Kids do not have to be experienced birders to participate. This is an opportunity to learn how to identify birds, or to improve birding skills in preparation for the Youth Birding Competition in April. Binoculars and field guides will be provided to the kids, and parents are welcome to join the teams. Adults bring own binoculars.

  • Informational Flyer
  • When: December 12, 2020 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
  • Cost: free for kids (including lunch). Adults (17+) $9 for lunch
  • Maximum: 40 kids
  • Deadline to Register: December 4, 2020 

Call us to register at 770-784-3059.

If you have questions, please contact Bob Sargent at or 478-994-1438.