Each year, Greenwich Audubon Center participates in this annual tradition of the Christmas Bird Count to monitor winter bird populations. Teams of birders throughout North America and the Western Hemisphere 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, Greenwich Audubon Center, 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 Greenwich Audubon Center at 5 p.m. to compile results and enjoy a complimentary dinner.
For those interested in participating at Greenwich Audubon Center, contact Ted Gilman at email@example.com or 203 930-1353.
For those interested in joining a team in your neighborhood or conducting a feeder-watch, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 219-1963.
Greenwich Audubon Center 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. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, education resources, conservation-themed events, and 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.