Winter Birds + Family Bird Count

Learn about the birds that call our area home in the winter months and become a bird scientist by helping to count them!

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Greenwich, Connecticut

Location Details

Greenwich Audubon Center

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, 06831

Winter Birds + Family Bird Count

December 11, 2021 - Greenwich, CT


Have you ever wondered where to find unusual winter birds that are known to pass through our region, including owls, waterfowl, loons, and snow buntings? Join Ryan MacLean at Greenwich Audubon Center for this special program to learn about the life histories of winter birds and where to look for them.

Our winter birds include a combination of yearlong residents and also migratory species that visit us during these winter months. We will discuss when and where to look for different winter birds in various local habitats, and what birds to look for around your home, local parks, and other areas. We will also provide recommendations for how to attract and support birds with feeders and native plants that serve as vital food sources and shelter throughout the winter.

You will then get to participate in a Winter Bird Count to help compile checklists of the birds we see on our trails and learn how you can participate in Community Science events such as the Christmas Bird Count.

This IN-PERSON program has a limited capacity of participants and will be held entirely outdoors. All participants are required to wear a face mask covering for the duration of the program.

Our buildings and facilities are still closed to the public, so we please ask that you plan accordingly as our restrooms will not be available.

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through our online ticket sales page. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. Please be prepared to show proof of your ticket registration, either as a printed copy of your registration receipt or your registration confirmation email on your phone.

  • Program Fee: $15 per person
  • All ages welcome
  • Pre-registration is required. Select Here to Register.
  • Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. The rate for children and adults is the same.
  • We will meet you in our parking lot at the start of our program.
  • Please bring and ensure everyone in your party is wearing a face mask.
  • For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at or 203-930-1353.

​Please note, by signing up for this event you are consenting to receive emails from Audubon about this program and our conservation work. You may opt-out of our emails at any time.

Snowy Owl. Photo: Karyn Schiller/ Audubon Photography Awards.

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.

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