Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Red Rock Canyon State Park

AMTV/CANTIL, CA, Dec 22 – Red Rock Canyon State Park will host their annual Bird Count promoting local birdwatching and community-science on Friday, December 29th. Join local experts spotting rare and common birds in this regional birding hotspot.

Red Rock Canyon’s Bird Count contributes to the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count which is among the longest running Community Science surveys in the world. The Christmas Bird Count has provided critical data on population trends since the first official count in 1900. Last year, 2625 local bird counts identified over 2000 unique bird species and 40 million birds across North and South America, the Caribbean, and Pacific Islands.

Red Rock Canyon State Park’s Bird Count registration and birding area assignments must be done in advance: call, text, or email Bird Count Coordinator Alexia at (661) 810-6268 or before 6:30 a.m. December 29th to register and get additional instructions. Be aware there is little to no cell phone service in the park. Bring layered clothing, binoculars, sturdy shoes, water, snacks and lunch. All ages welcome.

The park is 25 miles northeast of Mojave on Highway 14, near Cantil. Go west 1/4 mile on Abbott Drive. Signage indicating the turnoff is clearly visible on Highway 14.

The park is 120 miles north of Los Angeles, via Interstate 5 and Highway 14.

For more information about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, or to find other local Christmas Bird Counts, visit

By: Sandra Tung

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