Thursday, November 19, 2015

116th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

It's that time of year again. The winter of 2015/2016 will be the 116th Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The largest wildlife census in the world, it runs from December 14 to January 5 each year.

The Audubon Society has a page of Christmas Bird Count information here. You can read about last years summaries here.



Participating in the CBC is a great opportunity to contribute to citizen science and a good cause. You'll join people of all skill levels scouring your area for every bird species ... sometimes with unexpected results. You'll end your day of counting birds at a compilation dinner where you get to compare anecdotes and bragging rights for the best bird of your county. This year the Brooklyn count will be happening one month from today on Saturday, December 19th.

You can find an interactive map of count circles in your area here.

My Count Circle



Every year for the past 20 years I've been part of the team that covers the Brooklyn coastal areas of Floyd Bennett Field, Dead Horse Bay and Four Sparrow Marsh. It's a huge area with lots of potential as it includes a variety of habitats from marine to coastal to grasslands. If you'd like to join my team, contact me here for more information.

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