This year’s Roseburg-Sutherlin Christmas Bird Count will be on Saturday, December 17, 2022.   We are a little short on counters so are looking for a few more people who are familiar with most birds in our area to help with the count. The way it works is you are assigned a particular area within the count circle, given a tally sheet, and you go count all the birds you can find in that area. It can be helpful to bring a friend along to do the tallying for you. At the end of the day, you’re invited to the gathering at the Roseburg Public Library.  Details about that event are in a separate post.

If this sounds like something you can do and would enjoy doing, please get in touch with Matt Hunter, who is the compiler this year. You can find more information, instructions, reports of past counts and more at

More general information about the Christmas Bird Count can be found on the National Audubon website.

Matt Hunter