Help monitor winter bird populations and take part in the longest-running Community Science bird project in the world!
Each year, Audubon Greenwich participates in this annual tradition to monitor winter bird populations throughout North America. Teams of birders head out on a predetermined date in December to count as many individual birds as possible in a given count area within 24 hours. Our count area is known as the "Greenwich-Stamford Count Circle" which encompasses all of Greenwich & Stamford as well as Darien and parts of Westchester County NY. All of the data compiled will be submitted to ornithologists who will conduct vital research on the health of our winter bird populations.
There are two ways you can participate:
1. JOIN A COUNT TEAM
Teams will be assigned to different areas within the count circle, including Audubon Greenwich, and count birds by foot and car during the count period. Some teams will begin counting before dawn to count owls and will continue until 5 PM.
2. CONDUCT A FEEDER-WATCH
You can participate in the Christmas Bird Count at home by counting birds at your backyard feeders during the day! A checklist can be provided to you which can be filled out and submitted by 5 PM on Sunday, December 16th.
All count participants are welcome to gather at Audubon Greenwich at 5 PM to compile results and enjoy a complimentary dinner.
For those interested in participating at Audubon Greenwich contact Ted Gilman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 930-1353
For those interested in joining a team in your neighborhood or conducting a feeder-watch contact Cynthia Ehlinger at email@example.com or 203 219-1963