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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Find a count near you and join us to contribute to the nation's longest-running community science bird project.
Purple Finch. Photo: Deborah Bifulco/Great Backyard Bird Count
Purple Finch. Photo: Deborah Bifulco/Great Backyard Bird Count
Community Science

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Find a count near you and join us to contribute to the nation's longest-running community science bird project.

Audubon's 122nd Christmas Bird Count will take place between Tuesday, December 14, 2021 and Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is one of the longest-running wildlife censuses in the world. Each individual count takes place over the course of 24 hours, in a 15-mile-wide circle, and is led by a compiler responsible for organizing volunteers and submitting observations directly to Audubon. Participation is free and open to all!

Within each circle, participants tally all birds seen or heard that day—both the species count and the total numbers of each, to provide a clear idea of the health of that particular population.

Participants range from expert ornithologists to beginning birders, following established protocols to ensure consistent data collection. If your home is within the boundaries of a CBC circle, then you can stay at home and report the birds that visit your feeder on count day as long as you have made prior arrangement with the count compiler.

Have more questions? We have answers! Visit our FAQ page here.

JOIN A CHAPTER OR CENTER-LED CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Saturday, December 18

Woodbury/Roxbury CBC - Led by Bent of the River Audubon Center
Contact: Ken Elkins, kenneth.elkins@audubon.org

Sunday, December 19

Greenwich-Stamford CBC - Led by Greenwich Audubon Center
Contact: Ryan MacLean, ryan.maclean@audubon.org

Litchfield County CBC
Contact: Ray Belding - turaco3000@gmail.com, David Tripp Jr - dtrippjr@gmail.com

Salmon River Christmas Bird Count - Led by Mattabeseck Audubon Society
Compilers: Sharon Dellinger rsdell@comcast.net, Doreen Jezek dajezek@gmail.com
7.5 mile radius surrounding the Comstock Covered Bridge Colchester, CT. No compilation dinner due to the pandemic.
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Trixie Strauss CBC - Led by Sharon Audubon Center
Contact: Bethany Sheffer, bethany.sheffer@audubon.org or Eileen Fielding, eileen.fielding@audubon.org
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Sunday, January 2

Bristol CBC
ContactJack Swatt, jswattbirds@gmail.com
Note: There will not be a compilation event, lists will be sent to the compiler.

Guilford- Long Island Sound Count CBC - Led by Menunkatuk Audubon Society
Contact: John Picard, john@menuntatuck.org or You can also register to participate at menunkatuck.org/christmas-bird-count-register
Note: There will be a compilation event!
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