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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

121st Annual Christmas Bird Count

Below is the information for the 2020-2021 Christmas Bird Count for NYC and surrounding area. Please note the following:


National Audubon has directed CBC compilers to wait until November 15, 2020 to make a decision as to whether they will hold or cancel their count(s). Therefore, any CBC listed below is TENTATIVE until November 15th, at which time participants should check back to see whether it will be held or not.

From National Audubon to CBC compilers, September 21, 2020:

Due to the COVID19 outbreak, this year’s Christmas Bird Count will require a few changes if your count is to take place at all. The two options for Christmas Bird Count compilers are as follows:

Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local rules allow. [Must wait until November 15 at the earliest to choose this option in order to better understand status of COVID outbreak in your region during the CBC.]

Option 2: If option 1 is not possible, cancel this season’s CBC for your location. [Can choose this option now if you wish.]

If you choose option 1, below are the guidelines that we urge you to follow:

1. Wait until November 15 at the earliest to confirm CBC will take place, if local regulations allow.

2. Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings.

3. Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the field.

4. Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social “pod” groups.

5. Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19 guidelines.

If you feel it is not safe to move forward with your CBC and choose option 2, please know that Audubon fully supports your decision to cancel. The safety of our compilers and community scientists will always be our top priority.

Count Name
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Bobbi Manian
North Nassau
Jennifer Wilson Pines
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Queens County
Corey Finger
Monday, December 21, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Bronx-Westchester Region
Michael Bochnik
Central Suffolk County L.I.
Eileen Schwinn
Monday, December 28, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2021
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Southern Nassau County L.I.
Pat Lindsay &
Shai Mitra

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Green-Wood Cemetery Birding Walks

I am happy to report that my "Birding in Peace" early morning walks in Green-Wood Cemetery have finally returned! Check out the official events page on Green-Wood Cemetery's website here.