Audubon's 124th Christmas Bird Count will take place between Thursday, December 14, 2023 and Friday, January 5, 2024.
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 16
Co-led by North Shore Audubon and Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon
Contact: Jennifer Wilson Pines, email@example.com
To participate with the Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Center and Sanctuary team, contact Kathryn D'Amico, Kathryn.DAmico@audubon.org
Saturday, December 17
New Jersey Lower Hudson CBC
Led by New York City Audubon
Contact: Katherine Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, December 19
Montezuma Wetlands Complex CBC
Led by the Montezuma Audubon Center
For details and to register, contact Chris Lajewski at Christopher.LAJEWSKI@audubon.org
Saturday, December 23
Wednesday, December 27
NYCS - New York Central Suffolk CBC
Sponsored by Eastern Long Island Audubon
Contact: Eileen Schwinn, email@example.com