2017 CACT - Thursday December 14th

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

The 2017 count took place on December 14 and 80 volunteers observed 160 species (preliminary results).

Forms to download
Area leaders: Download the field checklist from the link below. Updated on 11/27/17 using the ABA Checklist from 11/23/17. 

2017 Field checklist -  Excel version 
2017 Field checklist - PDF format

If you'd rather have a printed copy mailed to you, email the compiler (Susan Kelly) by Saturday 12/9/17 and include your mailing address.

Audubon's Rare Bird form PDF


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).

Compilation dinner

The 2017 compilation dinner will be held at Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria in Novato 

Please pay in advance by Monday, December 11th 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 (Susan Kelly) for details about where to send your checks.

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 6 pm. 

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.