There are two Christmas Counts conducted in the area of the Copper Country Audubon Club.

The Houghton County count, which is centered on Portage Lake, includes  Houghton, Hancock, Chassell and surrounding areas. The 2020 count is on Saturday, December 19th. Contact person is Nancy Auer. 337-2690 home or


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To the right are two links to pdf's with count data from 1976 through the present.

1976 through 1996
1997 through 2018

The Eagle Harbor Count is centered on Lake Medora in Keweenaw County and includes the towns of Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor and Lac La Belle.


The contact for the Eagle Harbor Count is Zach Gayk.   Contact him (zachgayk AT if you are interested in participating.  This circle is unique in that there aren't many roads to cover, but more birders are always needed to cover the coastal villages of Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor, and  Lac La Belle and to hike, ski or snowshoe into the surrounding forest for winter finches, Black-backed Woodpecker or Boreal Chickadee.  We do not have a specific count-day meeting time or location , so it is critical that all participants contact Zach ahead of time to ensure they are assigned a count area.