Cheep Thrills is dedicated to the memory of our great friend and teacher, Rich Stallcup, who generously shared his astounding knowledge of birds, dragonflies, and all natural creatures and who also taught us the importance of striving to be what he called "good humans."
CACT is National Audubon Society's designation for
the Cheep Thrills Christmas Bird Count. It stands for "California Cheep
Thrills." 2020 Cheep Thrills
The 2020 count happened on Thursday, December 17. Our species count was 155 and we observed a total of 78,981 individual birds. Following National Audubon's guidelines, we held a safe and socially distanced CBC. Social distancing and/or masking was required at all times in the field, carpooling was only with existing familiar or social "pod" groups, and there was no compilation dinner. Cheep Thrills was not sponsored by or affiliated with Marin Audubon in 2020.
Join us after the count for the compilation dinner. As always, Ghiringhelli's will serve us a variety of delicious pizzas and salads. They have 20 beers on tap, a good wine list, and a full bar. Drinks are not included, except water.
Please pay in advance by Monday, December 17th so we can order the correct amount of food. Dinner will cost $12 per person. Drinks are not included. Contact the compiler (Susan Kelly) for details about where to send your checks.
The room will be available by 5:00 pm and dinner will be served by 6:00 pm.
Location and Directions
Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria is locatedat 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!
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.