North American Migration Count

 

The North American Migration Count (NAMC) is an annual event that occurs in both the spring and fall.  The spring count is always the second weekend in May and the fall count is the third weekend in September.  County coordinators are assigned to organize the counts in each county.  Volunteers are assigned regions and fan out, counting every bird they can find in their region.  The count period is 24 hours and is either on a Saturday or Sunday, depending on the preferences of the coordinator. 

 

The main goal of the NAMC is to gather bird migration data that can help inform decision makers on issues that pertain to birds.  Data has been collected since the early 90's and that data is currently being processed in a central database with the expressed intent of having the data analyzed at a future date.  A secondary goal of this project is to get more people into the field enjoying birds.  Since these two dates provide some of the most productive birding of the year, we hope to use this event as a showcase for our state's avian wonders and promote bird conservation and appreciation.

 

If you would like to assist in counting birds in any one of Oregon's 36 counties, contact the state coordinator Joel Geier.

COUNTY        DAY OF COUNT     COORDINATOR           PHONE               E-MAIL

 

Baker            Saturday               Joanne Britton            (541) 523-5666   jobr@oregontrail.net

Benton          Saturday               Marcia Cutler              (541) 752-4313   marciafcutler@comcast.net

Clackamas     Saturday               Tim Janzen                 (503) 761-8781   tjanzen@comcast.net

Clatsop          Saturday               Chuck Gates               (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Columbia       Saturday                Henry Horvat             (503) 543-3690   henry@formandstructure.net

Coos             Saturday                Russ Namitz               (541) 266-8714   namitzr@hotmail.com

Crook            Saturday                Chuck Gates              (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Curry             Saturday                Diane Cavaness         (541)469-1809    scrapbird@charter.net

Deschutes      Saturday                Jim Moodie               (541) 550-8487   jmoodie@cocc.edu

Douglas         Saturday                Ron Maertz               (541) 496-3847   hadada@centurytel.net

Gilliam           Saturday                Chuck Gates             (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Grant             Saturday                Chuck Gates             (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Harney           Sunday                  Chuck Gates             (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Hood River     Saturday                Stuart Johnston         (509) 493-3363   johnstonstuartf@hotmail.com

Jackson          Saturday                Jeff Tufts                 (541)-779-4582   allahto@aol.com

Jefferson        Sunday                  Chuck Gates             (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Josephine      Saturday                 Dennis Vroman         (541) 479-4619   dpvroman@budget.net

Klamath         Saturday                Kevin Spencer           (541) 884-5739   rriparia@charter.net

Lake              Saturday                Craig Miller               (541) 389-9115   gismiller@gmail.com

Lane              Saturday                Barbara Combs         (541) 689-6660   bcombs232@gmail.com

Lincoln           Saturday                Dawn Villaescusa                               d_villa@gmail.com

Linn               Saturday                Jeff Fleischer            (541) 928-7288   raptorrunner97321@yahoo.com

Malheur         Saturday                 Denise Hughes                                  dhughes55@clearwire.net

Marion           Saturday                 Tim Johnson            (503) 363-8435   tim.the.fisherman@gmail.com

Morrow          Saturday                 Chuck Gates            (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Multnomah     Saturday                 Ariana Longanecker                           apteryx1@gmail.com

Polk               Saturday                 Joel Geier                (541) 745-5821   joel.geier@peak.org

Sherman        Saturday                 David Bailey             (503) 739-3083   davidcbaileyoregon@gmail.com

Tillamook       Sunday                   Dawn Villaescusa                               d_villa@gmail.com

Umatilla         Saturday                 Chuck Gates             (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Union            Sunday                    M. Cathy Nowak       (541) 963-4954   Cathy.Nowak@state.or.us

Wallowa        Saturday                  Mike Baird                (541) 398-0648   mbaird@r18esd.org

Wasco           Saturday                  Donna Lusthoff        (503) 524-9652   dlbird@earthlink.net

Washington   Saturday                   Chuck Gates            (541) 280-4957   cgates326@gmail.com

Wheeler        Saturday                   Chuck Gates            (541) 280-4957   ptsulliv@spiritone.com

Yamhill         Saturday                   Carol Karlen             (503) 472-5306   carolk@vicklink.com

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