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 Minnesota Christmas Bird Counts

      Official Count period is Dec 14th - Jan 5th  (the same date window every year)
Compiled by Bob Ekblad
The active counts held in Minnesota are listed below.
A listing of historic CBC circles in Minnesota are shown Here

Additional information about each count is provided on
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union CBC web page.

Click on MN CBC Locations at the top of the page to get specific CBC details.
Printable maps of the CBC circles are available via the Documents section for each CBC.


Count Name

County   Count Name County
  Afton Washington / WI   LaCrosse-LaCrescent Houston / Winona / WI
  Albert Lea Freeborn   Lamberton Redwood / Cottonwood
  Aurora St Louis   Little Falls Morrison
  Austin Mower / Freeborn   Long Prairie Todd
  Battle Lake Ottertail   Mankato Blue Earth / Nicollet / LeSueur
  Baudette Lake of the Woods   Marshall Lyon
  Beltrami Island Lake of the Woods   Minneapolis (N) Hennepin
  Bemidji Beltrami / Hubbard   Morris Stevens
  Bloomington Dakota / Hennepin   Mt Lake-Windom Cottonwood
  Bluestem/Buffalo River SP Clay   New Ulm Brown / Nicollet
  Carlton/Cloquet Carlton / St Louis   Northern Meeker County Meeker
  Cedar Creek Bog Anoka   Northern Wright County Wright
  Cook St Louis   Northwestern McLeod McLeod
  Cottonwood Yellow Medicine   Owatonna Steele
  Crookston Polk   Philbrook Todd
  Crosby Crow  Wing   Pillager Cass
  Detroit Lakes Becker   Pine County Pine
  Duluth St Louis   Red Wing Goodhue
  Eagle's Nest Lakes St Louis   Redwood Falls Renville
  Ely St Louis / Lake   Rice Lake NWR Aitkin
  Excelsior Carver   Rochester Maps/Data Olmsted
  Fairmont Jackson   Roseau Roseau
  Fargo-Moorhead Clay / ND   Sax-Zim St Louis
  Faribault Rice   Sherburne NWR Sherburne
  Fergus Falls Ottertail   St Cloud-Collegeville Stearns / Benton
  Fredenberg St Louis   St Paul (N) Ramsey
  Grand Forks Polk / ND   St Paul (NE) Ramsey
  Grand Marais Cook   Tamarac NWR Becker
  Grand Rapids Itasca   Two Harbors Lake
  Hastings-Etter Dakota / Goodhue   Virginia St Louis
  Henderson Sibley / Scott / LeSueur   Wabasha Wabasha
  Hibbing St Louis   Walker Cass / Hubbard
  Isabella Lake   Warren Marshall / Polk
  Itasca State Park Clearwater / Hubbard   Wild River Chisago
  Jackson County Jackson   Willmar Kandiyohi
  Lac qui Parle Lac Qui Parle   Winona Winona / WI