The Columbia, Missouri chapter of the Audubon Society — serving Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Monroe & Randolph Counties
Christmas Bird Count
Conducted annually about December 15 in a 15-mile diameter circle around Rock Bridge Elementary School, the Columbia Christmas Bird Count (CBC) includes Missouri River bottoms, streams, woodland, prairie, and marsh.
Check out the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count web page and the count analyses by the Biological Resource Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (1959-1988). John Shipman, working with Zoological Data Processing, maintains a Christmas Bird Count database project.
North American Migration Count
Members also participate in the North American Migration Count held the second Saturday in May each year. Jim Gast (573-442-1481) is the statewide coordinator for the NAMC.