Christmas Bird Counts

Dallas Area (Luzerne County)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Coordinator: Rick Koval


Bloomsburg Area

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Contact Bob and Nancy Houck


Lackawanna County

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Contact Mark Catalano


Tunkhannock Area (Wyoming County)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Coordinator: Rick Koval


Southeast Bradford County

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Coordinator: Rebecca Lesko


Help us count all of the bird species and individuals of each species that we can find in a 24-hour period within a 7.5 mile radius of a specific location. Join us in the early morning hours to tally owls, or meet us later to look for daytime birds. This annual international event is a great opportunity to see new bird species.

To register for a Christmas Bird Count, or for more information, Contact the GWVAS. Please contact us early since teams are established well in advance of the Count day.

North American Spring Migration Count

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Luzerne County Coordinator: TBA

Wyoming County Coordinator: Joe DeMarco

The North American Spring Migration Count is similar to the Christmas Bird Count, except that entire counties are covered. Dave Fisher is the coordinator for the Luzerne County count; Joe DeMarco is the coordinator for Wyoming County. You may wish to bird by yourself or to join a team. Our experienced birders are always eager to share their knowledge with those of us who aren't as accomplished in this area. All participants will be assigned a territory. Then, it's Happy Counting!

To register, or for more information, Contact the GWVAS.

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Bird Counts

GWVAS members and others participate in a number of bird counts, including four Christmas Counts (Bloomsburg Area, Dallas Area, Southeast Bradford County, and Tunkhannock Area), and the Luzerne County and Wyoming County Spring North American Migration Counts. Information about the various bird counts can be found below.