Christmas Bird Count

The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) enlists thousands of volunteers across the western hemisphere to count every bird they see and hear. For more than a century, the CBC has been a citizen science tradition for hundreds of Audubon chapters.

This long record of data-keeping provides valuable insight into bird populations and the health of their habitats, helping wildlife organizations implement conservation strategies.

The 117th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place December 14, 2016 to January 5, 2017.

To participate in a CBC near you, please check for a date/time near you in the table below.

Learn more about the CBC and view historical species data at the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count site.

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