Events & Festivals

Chaco Canyon Christmas Bird Count

Previously Held December 17, 2018

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Come join park rangers and experienced birders of Farmington’s Four Corners Bird Club at Chaco Culture National Historical Park for the 119th Audubon Christmas Bird Count!

Event Information

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Nageezi, NM
Chaco Culture NHP and Four Corners Birders Club
Visit Website
(505) 786-7014

Come and enjoy your national park with a fun day of birding! Members of the public are encouraged to join park staff for a day of birding. Participants will meet at 9:00 AM in the Visitor Center lobby for coffee, refreshments, and a short briefing before heading out in the field. This event provides valuable information on local bird populations, contributes to a national database of bird populations managed by the Audubon Society, and is a great way for volunteers to experience more remote areas of the park.

Experienced birders from the Four Corners Bird Club of Farmington, NM will be assisting with bird identification. Participants need not be experts, but must be prepared to hike several hours off trail across semi-rugged terrain. Plan to bring a field lunch and snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen and clothes for varied winter weather conditions. A camera, field guidebook, and binoculars are also suggested. Participants must arrive at the Visitor Center by 9:00 a.m. to join in the bird count.

Signing up in advance is encouraged, but not mandatory. To do so, contact Alyssa Richmond at alyssa_richmond@partner.nps.gov or (505)786-7014 ext. 255.

You can also join birders on December 15, 2018 for the Audubon Christams Bird Count at the Riverside Nature Center