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.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 19
Greenwich-Stamford CBC - Led by Greenwich Audubon Center
Contact: Ryan MacLean, email@example.com
Salmon River Christmas Bird Count - Led by Mattabeseck Audubon Society
Compilers: Sharon Dellinger firstname.lastname@example.org, Doreen Jezek email@example.com
7.5 mile radius surrounding the Comstock Covered Bridge Colchester, CT. No compilation dinner due to the pandemic.
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Sunday, January 2
Contact: Jack Swatt, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com 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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