Angwin Christmas Bird Count

In 2009, Napa-Solano Audubon took official ownership of the Angwin Christmas Count in Napa county, previously organized by Dr. Floyd Hayes, a biology professor at Pacific Union College. It was a successful transition! For summary reports on the count results for recent years, see "Annual Reports" below.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1972
  • Officially adopted by NSAS in 2009
  • Traditionally scheduled on New Years Day (Jan. 1) every year.
  • Organizer & Compiler: Murray Berner (vireocity AT hotmail DOT com)
  • Committee Chair: Louise Vicencio (jlvicen AT sbcglobal DOT net)
  • Circle center: 38.5667 N, 122.4 W (see map below)
  • 50-60 participants in recent years
  • Typically 130-140 species recorded each year

Annual Reports

Murray Berner, the count compiler, has prepared the summary reports below. To explore more historical records, click here to open the National Audubon web page for Historical CBC results. Use code "CAAG" to fetch records for the Angwin count.

Angwin CBC Annual Summary Reports
45rd Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2017
44rd Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2016
43rd Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2015
42nd Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2014
41st Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2013
40th Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2012
39th Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2011
38th Angwin Count Jan. 1, 2010

Circle Map

The Angwin count circle includes the towns of St. Helena and Angwin. Prominent geographic features include the Napa River, Pope Valley, Lake Hennessey, Bell Canyon, Wild Lake Ranch, Los Posadas State Forest, Pope Canyon and the shore of Lake Berryessa. Elevation ranges from about 300 feet at St. Helena to 2600 ft. above Wild Lake. The several chaparral and forest types typical of the Coast Range are represented in the circle. Vineyards are everywhere. Click the "View Larger Map" link below to open the map in a separate window, zoom in, switch to satellite view, etc.

Angwin CBC Circle Map

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Yellow-breasted Chat © 2012 Dave McMullen Western Bluebirds © 2013 Dave McMullen White-breasted Nuthatch © 2013 Dave McMullen Rough-legged Hawk © 2014 Dave McMullen Spotted Towhee © 2013 Dave McMullen

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