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

The 2019 Cheep Thrills count will take place on Thursday, December 19. To sign up, contact the compiler (Susan Kelly) at this email address:

Results from Previous Years
The 2018 Cheep Thrills count took place on Thursday, December 20. Final tally: 159 species and 52,994 individual birds. Download the 2018 results in Excel.

CACT comparative data: 2011- 2017 (Excel) 

CACT count circle in Google maps  - Open the map and double-click to enlarge an area
CACT overall count circle area map - JPG

Area leaders: Download the field checklist from the link below. 
2018 Field checklist -  Excel version 
2018 Field checklist - PDF format
Audubon's Rare Bird form PDF

Compilation dinner at Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria

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 (including my favorite, Moylan's Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale), an exciting 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 at 5 pm and dinner will be served at 6 pm. 

Delicious pizzas!

Location and Directions 
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!

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.

For more about the restaurant: