Each year, Audubon Center in 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 and Stamford as well as Darien and parts of Westchester County, New York. All of the data compiled is submitted to ornithologists who 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 p.m.
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! Simply complete the checklist provided to you by Audubon and submit it by 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 15.
All count participants are welcome to gather at Audubon Center in Greenwich at 5 p.m. to compile results and enjoy a complimentary dinner.
For those interested in participating at Audubon Center in 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.
Audubon Center in Greenwich is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and center’s nature store throughout the year.
We support a diverse and inclusive environment, and welcome individuals of all races, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, and perspectives. We work with families to modify programs for accessibility where possible.