Yes, yes! I am participating again this year!
The Portland, Oregon in-the-field count day is December 31st! (The date varies around the state and world, starting as early as today, the 14th!) I’ll be in Area 3 again (around Lake Oswego) starting at day break. You can find out about it here.
There also feeder-watch counts that you can do from the comfort of your own yard, and for a limited duration. The same link will provide the information you need, but here is a snippet:
Feeder watchers needed, too!
A day tramping around in the cold and wet doesn’t appeal to you? You may still be able to participate. The Portland Christmas Count welcomes reports from “Feeder Watchers”. Feeder Watcher observations are very important for certain species, such as Anna’s Hummingbirds and goldfinches. If you happen to live within the Count Circle (see Google map) and maintain a birdfeeder, we’ll want to know what you saw on Count Day. You need count birds for only an hour to make a significant contribution. Remember, only birds seen on the actual day of the Christmas Bird Count “count”. Download the Portland CBC Feederwatch Checklist (pdf) or contact Wink Gross, 503 226 3842.
I have the forms if you want them, too. Make it easy-peasy for you!
Holy crap. I need to tally the counts, see what the trending might be.