2018 CACT - Thursday December 20th

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

2017 Results

The 2017 count took place on December 14. That sunny Thursday, 80 volunteers observed 160 species and 43,951 individual birds.

Final 2017 Count Summary report from National Audubon (PDF)
2017 Final compilation data by area (Excel)

Results from Previous Years
CACT comparative data: 2011- 2017 (Excel) 
Data by year, 2011-2016 

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
Audubon's Rare Bird form PDF


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.