Salt Lake City Christmas Bird Count

Special Events
Dec 17, 2022


Compiler: Ian Batterman—920.360.0805


The Salt Lake Christmas Bird Count is held the first Saturday of the CBC count period (December 14-January 5); this year the count will be held on December 17.

The Salt Lake City count circle is split into 14 teams, each with their own leader who determines when and where to meet. Team size varies from 2 to more counters and the difficulty also varies from easy to difficult.

If you do not want to count in the field, you can count birds at your feeders if your yard is within the count circle.

After the count, we will have a potluck at Tracy Aviary’s Chase Mill at 6:00 PM where we will review the results of the count (please bring a food dish to share, and your own utensils and plates if you plan to attend).

If you want to volunteer for this count, contact Ian Batterman ( , or call or text 920.360.0805) for more information.

As a reminder, the CBC is a survey and not a typical birding field trip. The goal is to count all the bird species and individuals in an area, so it is a long and fast-paced day depending on which area you count. Volunteers can participate in multiple counts and participation is free. If you are interested in other count circles, go to