Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Bird Count

This week is the start of the Christmas Bird Count period, so rather than list the weekly upcoming trips I've provided information on where and when to participate.

The Christmas Bird Count, begun by Frank Chapman in 1900, has grown to become the largest wildlife survey on the planet. He began with a group of just 27 people covering only a few areas, but by last year it had expanded to 2215 counts and tens of thousands of participants - a new record. You can download a summary of the 2010 counts here.

Below is a chart showing the counts being held within New York City. For a complete list of counts being held statewide check the New York State Ornithological Society's CBC webpage here. To search for count information in your state click here.

Code
Count Name
Contact
Email
Phone
Saturday, December 17, 2011
NYBR
Brooklyn L.I.
Heidi Steiner Nanz
718-369-2116
Sunday, December 18, 2011
NJLH
Lower Hudson NJ/NY
Susan Elbin
212-691-7483
NYQU
Queens County
Ian Resnick
917-626-9562
Monday, December 26, 2011
NYBW
Bronx-Westchester Region
Michael Bochnik
914-237-9331

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