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Christmas Bird Count

National Audubon Society

  • December 1–January 31

This is an ongoing Citizen Science Experience. Contact the sponsoring organization to join in.



High Adventure





At the annual Christmas Bird Count, birdwatchers brave cold temperatures and all weather conditions to survey birds in a designated “count circle” on a given day. A count’s survey area stays the same from year to year, comprising a circle fifteen miles in diameter around a central point. International in scope, the Christmas Bird Count is organized and compiled by the National Audubon Society, who coordinates all count circles so they don’t overlap.

National Audubon Website - for all states except New Hampshire

NH Audubon Website - - for NH Count, coordinated by NH Audubon