2016 CACT - Thursday December 15th

CACT is National Audubon Society's designation for the Cheep Thrills Christmas Bird Count. It stands for "California Cheep Thrills."

New2016 Cheep Thrills Results
We extend a HUGE thank you to all the hearty souls who helped count birds in the "pleasantly miserable" weather that day (as Dave Shuford described it at the compilation dinner).

Forms to download
Area leaders: Download the field checklist from the link below and then save and print it. If you'd rather have a printed copy mailed to you then please email the compiler by Saturday 12/10/16 and include your mailing address: cheepthrillscbc@yahoo.com.

2016 field checklist -  Excel version 
2016 field checklist - PDF format


2015 results

Last year we counted 159 species on count day and a total of 51,932 birds. Click here for 2015 results by area (in Excel) or Comparative species totals from 2011 through 2015 (PDF). 

Compilation dinner

The 2016 compilation dinner will be held at Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria in Novato. 

Please pay in advance by Monday, December 12th so we can order the correct amount of food. Dinner will cost $12 per person.  Drinks are not included but the restaurant has a full bar and a good selection of beer and wine.

Contact the compiler for details about where to send your checks: cheepthrillscbc@yahoo.com

Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria is located at 1535 South Novato Blvd in Novato. The restaurant is in the Nave Shopping Center next to the post office and there's plenty of parking. No setup or cleanup required!

The room will be available at 5 pm, and dinner will be served at 6pm. 

2011 dinner
For more about the restaurant::  www.ghiringhellisnovato.com

Directions from the north: Exit Hwy 101 at De  Long Ave in Novato.  Drive west on De Long and turn left onto S. Novato Blvd. The Nave Center is about .3 mile on the right. There's a Chevron station in front.

Directions from the south: Exit Hwy 101 at Rowland Ave in Novato and drive west on Rowland. Turn right onto S. Novato Blvd.  The Nave Center is about .8 mile on the left. There's a Chevron station in front.