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FROM BLUEBIRD TO WOODPECKER, BIRDERS COUNTING COUP DEC. 13-JAN. 18

Christmas bird counts held across Kansas; open to bird enthusiasts from novice to expert

PRATT -- The Kansas Ornithological Society has announced dates for its 2008 Kansas Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs). These statewide events help biologists glean information on bird population trends and give wildlife enthusiasts a chance to search for their favorite birds.

The event is co-sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Audubon of Kansas. Currently-scheduled event locations and contacts are listed below. For additional information regarding these counts and others that have yet to be listed, contact Chuck Otte at otte@nqks.com or go online to http://ksbirds.org/2008CBC.htm. Some of these events may require a small fee to participate.­

December 13

  • Yoder -- Mary Clark, mclark@hutchrec.com, 620-663-7411.

December 14

  • Doniphan -- Mike Stewart, ab0vm@kc.rr.com, 913-651-2565;
  • Oskaloosa/Perry Reservoir -- Bunnie Watkins, Bunnie.A.Watkins@usace.army.mil, 785-597-5144;
  • Wilson Reservoir -- Mike Rader, mike_rader@hotmail.com, 785-658-2595; and
  • Winfield/Udall -- Max Thompson, maxt@cox.net, 620-229-6304.

December 15

  • Quivira National Wildlife Refuge -- Mike Rader, mike_rader@hotmail.com, 785-658-2595.

December 17

  • Sawyer -- Ken Brunson, kenb@wp.state.ks.us, 620-672-0792; and
  • Slate Creek -- Gene Young, youngg6264@yahoo.com, 620-442-4165.

December 20

  • El Dorado -- Bill Langley, blangley@butlercc.edu, 316-889-5434;
  • Halstead/Newton -- Dwight Platt, platword@southwind.net, 785-283-6708;
  • Hays -- Greg Farley, gfarley@fhsu.edu, 785-628-5965;
  • Kirwin -- Craig Mowry, 785-543-6673;
  • Lawrence -- Galen Pittman, gpittman@ku.edu, 785-842-7105;
  • Manhattan -- Dave Rintoul, drintoul@ksu.edu, 785-532-6615;
  • Olathe -- Don Weiss, don.weiss@comcast.net, 913-634-0135;
  • Parsons -- Rick Tucker, rickt@terraworld.net, 620-421-4913;
  • Salina -- Harold Lear, hvlear@yahoo.com, 785-825-7889;
  • Topeka -- Jim Malcom, jmalcom4@prodigy.net, 785-256-2841; and
  • Wichita -- Kevin Groeneweg, kgroeneweg@sbcglobal.net, 346-687-4268.

December 21

  • Arkansas City -- Gene Young, youngg6264@yahoo.com, 620-442-4165;
  • Bonner Springs/Lansing -- Galen Pittman, gpittman@ku.edu, 785-842-7105;
  • Scott Lake -- Sara Shane, tom.shane@sbcglobal.net, 620-275-4616; and
  • Wakefield -- Chuck Otte, otte2@cox.net, 785-238-8800.

December 22

  • Camp Naish -- Stan Roth, sdroth@ku.edu, 785-843-4764 or 785-691-6381; and
  • Olsburg -- Gary Jeffrey, gjeffrey@twinvalley.net, 785-468-3587.

December 27

  • Cimarron National Grasslands -- Sebastian Patti, Sebastianpatti@hotmail.com, 773-248-0570; and
  • Leavenworth/Atchison -- John Schukman, schuksaya@kc.rr.com, 912-727-5141.

December 28

  • Junction City -- Chuck Otte, otte2@cox.net, 785-238-8800;
  • Kenton/Black Mesa, OK -- Sebastian Patti, Sebastianpatti@hotmail.com, 773-248-0570.

January 1

  • Mined Land Wildlife Area -- Steve Ford, sford@pittstate.edu, 620-235-4745 or 620-632-4280; and
  • Ulysses -- Kellye Hart, pubah73@yahoo.com.

January 2

  • Ingalls/Cimarron -- Dan LaShelle, tom.shane@sbcglobal.net, 620-275-4616.

January 3

  • Garden City -- Marie Osterbuhr, mosterbuhr@yahoo.com, 620-276-8145; and
  • Red Hills -- Pete Janzen, pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net, 316-832-0182.

January 4

  • Lakin -- Dan LaShelle, tom.shane@sbcglobal.net, 620-275-4616.

January 5

  • Old Garfield County -- Dan LaShelle, tom.shane@sbcglobal.net, 620-275-4616.

January 10

  • Syracuse -- Art Nonhof, art.nonhof@GCCCKS.EDU.

January 17

  • Blackwolf -- Mike Rader, mike_rader@hotmail.com, 785-658-2595.

January 18

  • Kanopolis -- Mike Rader, mike_rader@hotmail.com, 785-658-2595.

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