Annual Bird Count - Buffalo Point

December 15, 2017

Buffalo Point Annual Bird Count, December 15, 2017 

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count along the lower Buffalo River is scheduled for Friday, December 15th.  This annual bird count is an American tradition dating to 1900, and the 40th year along the lower Buffalo River.  The data is compiled for scientific analysis.  Novices, experts and kids are all welcome.  All you need is a bird identification book and binoculars, and appropriate clothing in the event of wet weather.  We are not deterred by rain or light snow flurries … dress accordingly!

You choose any time in the 24 hour period midnight to midnight, and any length of time.  The count circle is 15-miles diameter with Buffalo Point in the middle.

Contact compiler Jack Stewart 870/715-0260 or (870)715-9379 (cell) or email to register and for details.  Join us on the count day or spend the night.

Over Night Option:  You can spend Thursday night December 14, at the Harp Biological Field Station, near Rush, check for local owl species, and commence birding at sunrise.   The Field Station features full kitchen, dormitory style bedrooms, and conventional bathrooms. Bring sheets, blankets or sleeping bag. We will have a pot luck dinner and sit around the fire to plan for the next day. To reserve the free night at the Field Station contact Jack Stewart at or phone 870-715-0260.  Space is limited.  Maps and directions are available.