Matanuska Valley Christmas Bird Count

2021 Christmas Bird Count – December 19

National Audubon of the Alaska Christmas Bird Counts, requests that all counts be dedicated this year to the memory of David Delap, who passed away on 13 Oct 2021. For those who never had the pleasure of birding with Dave, he kept meticulous records of birds he sighted in Anchorage since he first arrived in 1965 (I believe the Western Screech-Owl that roasted for a few days last March in east Anchorage was his last Alaska and Anchorage ‘lifer’). But more to the point, Dave participated in 52 Anchorage CBCs, and was also the compiler for something like 30 years!!! So here is to you Dave – cheers and Happy Holidays – Buzz Scher

The Matanuska Valley Christmas Bird Count is an over 40-year tradition. 

View the official National Audubon (continental wide) Christmas Count database.

Contact matsubirders at  if you would like to learn more about the Christmas Bird Count.

2021 Count Forms —

Sign up for a CBC area by emailing matsubirders at 

Count Directions with Areas and Team Designators will be emailed to all counters prior to December 19.

NEW this year… count data will be reported via online spreadsheet, phone call or email.  Detailed directions with the link for the spreadsheet will be emailed to all count participants.

NOTE:  Reporting information can also be found in Overview document, Field Counter Instructions, and Feeder Counter Instructions; including spreadsheet link, phone numbers for calling in your  count, and email .


Mat Valley CBC Count Circle Map with 25 Areas – 3MB JPG

CBC Car Sign – 8.5X11 PDF 

A-2021 Christmas Bird Count Overview

B-2021-Matanuska Valley CBC Count Circle Description.pdf
C-2021-CBC Participant Form (Google Doc can be edited online- requires Google Drive login)
C-2021-CBC Participant Form.pdf
D-2021-CBC Tally Sheet- ALPHA.pdf
E-2021-CBC Field Counter Inst.pdf
F-2021-CBC Feeder Counter Inst.pdf
G-2021-CBC Rare Bird Form (Google Doc  – requires Google Drive login) (can fill out form online.  see directions on form)
G-2021-CBC Rare Bird Form.pdf
H-2021- CBC Rare Bird Form Instructions.pdf


Mat Valley CBC Count History

No count for 2020

2021 Mat Valley CBC Results
2019 Mat Valley CBC Results
2018 Mat Valley CBC Results
2017 Mat Valley CBC Results
2016 Mat Valley CBC Result
2015 Mat Valley CBC Results
2014 Mat Valley CBC Results
2013 Mat Valley CBC Results
2012 Mat. Valley CBC Results
2011 CBC Local Report
2010 CBC Local Report