December 14 thru Jan.5 every year CBCs are held around the world. Michigan has quite a few across the state in this time period.
Michigan count dates, locations, compilers can be found at http://www.michiganaudubon.org (Click on "research) or http://birds.audubon.org Participants, and/or feeder counters are always needed by most of the count circles. Info on these counts is on the Audubon websites I listed here.
Dec.14 the first official count day has many MI counts scheduled--earlier the better in hopes of still having open water for Ducks etc.
We are fortunate to live within the Anchor Bay CBC which is Dec.14th. Besides doing an area in the count, our feeder birds are counted and useful. Anchor Bay CBC is often the #1 count in the state or always in the top 3 !
Any one who knows of a count & this years date is welcome & encouraged to post it here. I know of a few I will post here:------
Anchor Bay CBC Dec.14 Mike Florian compiler
Port Huron CBC Dec. 21 Janet Fox compiler
Grayling CBC Dec.21 Alison Vilag/Calvin Brennan compilers---new count, only 2nd year!
Antrim/Old Mission CBC Dec. 14 John & Joanne Kreag compilers
Houghton/Higgins Lake CBC Dec.20, Mike Petrucha compiler
Kalkaska/Mancelona CBC Dec.20 Russ Emmons compiler ( email@example.com ) This year we are integrating the count with the Grass River Nature Center Area (& people) which is within the K/M CBC circle. ( http://www.grassriver.org ) Looks like we will have the use of the Nature Center building & facilitys for get-together and meeting after the count !