Birding Resources for Los Alamos County

Here you will find useful resources for those interested in birding in Los Alamos County and nearby areas. Note that currently this webpage is very much a work-in-progress and additional information may be added. Questions and comments regarding this material should be addressed to Mouser Williams (

Ongoing Projects

Christmas Bird Count
An annual event that happens between December 14th and January 5th each year.
The 2022 CBC will take place on Saturday, December 17th!

Los Alamos participates in the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) program by hosting a count circle that encompasses most of Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument. Click on the link above for more information.

Breeding Bird Atlas
Five-year data collection effort ran between 2017 and 2021.
Local birders are working on a new revision of the 1992 Atlas of Breeding Birds of Los Alamos County.

Useful Links

Free online course on how to use eBird from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Standardized 4-letter bird species codes: Taxonomic or Alphabetic (PDFs)

American Birding Association’s Code of Birding Ethics

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