Christmas Bird Count, Saturday December 16, 2023

Murie Audubon will conduct the 76th annual Casper Christmas Bird Count on December 16, 2023. Last year 68 people (46 observers in the field and 22 feeder watchers) helped to find and count 14,981 birds representing 63 species inside a 15-mile diameter circle encompassing most of the Casper area. We can use lots of help for this project – 177 square miles is a lot of ground to cover. The Center of the circle is near the vicinity of the junction of Coates Rd and Prairie Rd. Generally the boundaries are: the east boundary is Wyoming Blvd, the west boundary is Speas Fish Hatchery, the north boundary is just beyond exit 191 on I-25 north, and the south boundary is the south edge of Casper Mountain including parts of Circle Drive.

You don’t have to be an expert birder to participate; we need lots of eyes and ears, and we need people to help record data, and to help drive. And we need feeder watchers to report what they have at their feeders, so if you live within the boundaries of the circle, have a bird feeder, and would like to participate, please contact us. On the day of the count, participants are asked to meet at the SonRise Room of the First United Methodist Church, 302 East 2nd Street in Casper at 7 AM for instructions, maps, carpooling and area assignments. At 5 PM, we will meet again at SonRise Room for a potluck dinner, and tabulation of the day’s data. Please contact Stacey Scott at 262-0055 or Bruce Walgren at 234-7455 (bruce_walgren@bresnan.net) for more information.

Christmas Bird Count 2022, Saturday December 17

Participate in Casper’s longest-known citizen science project sponsored by the Murie Audubon Society.

All levels of volunteers are welcome as we count species and numbers of birds and report data to a national database.

8 AM – participants meet at the Sonrise room of the Methodist church for pastries, carpooling, and logistics.
5 PM – potluck dinner, merriment, and data compilation.

Meeting Location: First United Methodist Church, 332 East 2nd St, Sonrise Room on the east side of the main church that is entered from under the breezeway between the Asbury Center (on the corner of Beech & Second Streets) and the main church.


For more information or to sign up for an area call Stacey Scott at 262-0055 or Bruce Walgren at 234-7455.

Want more birding confidence?


Murie Audubon and Audubon Rockies are offering free bird identification courses! If you are interested, please contact Zach Hutchinson
at zach.hutchinson@audubon.org to register – walk-ins are also welcome.

Dates: 12/7 Basic Bird ID & 12/14 Raptor ID
Time: 6 – 7:15 PM
Location: Izaak Walton League Lodge
Address: 4205 Fort Caspar Road Casper, WY 82604