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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 community science tradition for hundreds of Audubon chapters and organizations.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count takes place every year at the end of December and start of January. This year it will run between December 14, 2023 to January 5, 2024. This event’s long record of data-keeping provides valuable insight into bird populations and the health of their habitats, helping wildlife organizations implement conservation strategies.

To participate in a CBC, please check for a date/time near you in the table below. You can learn more about the CBC and view historical species data at the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count site.