Saturday, December 10, 2022

Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count Set For December 14 – January 5

All are welcome to participate in the Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count slated for December 14, 2022 to January 5, 2023. The community science-centered event occurs each year during the same time frame. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up to receive information and results about all of Audubon’s community science programs through their American Birds newsletter by email. Click here for a  map view of the circles expected to be included in the 123rd CBC.

Follow these steps to participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count:

Step 1
Read these details to become familiar with Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count.

Step 2
Check out the map above to find a count near you. Green and yellow circles are open for new participants, and red circles are full.

Step 3
To arrange participation, contact compilers by email in advance of count day by using the information from the circle pop-ups on the map.

Step 4
Sign up for American Birds so you can hear about the results of the Christmas Bird Count and other Audubon community science programs.

Step 5
Already signed up for a count? Then head over to the CBC Live tracker to see photos posted from others who are scouting for (or participating in) the Christmas Bird Count, and upload your own photos.

Volunteers from the Brooklyn Bird Club participate in the 121st Christmas Bird Count in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in December of 2020. Photo Credit: Luke Franke/Audubon.

Christmas Bird Count participants can utilize ESRI’s free mobile app to view updated public maps of all CBC circles by state.  Install the free ESRI Explorer app for iOS or Android and then find CBC circles by searching by a state’s full name + “Christmas Bird Count.”

Oct 2022: Please follow the CDC COVID-19 safe requirements available here

Photo at top: Tufted Titmouse. Photo Credit: Michele Black/Great Backyard Bird Count.

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3 Responses

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