Christmas Bird Count

Audubon's 123rd Christmas Bird Count will be held from Dec 14, 2022 to January 5, 2023!

The Christmas Bird Count occurs December 14 to January 5 every season. Sign up to receive information and results about all of Audubon's community science programs through American Birds, our newsletter by email.

Oct 2022: Please follow the CDC COVID-19 safe requirements available here

Click here for a map view of the circles expected to be included in the 123rd CBC.

In November you will also be able to view the circles by state or use ESRI's free mobile app to view updated public maps of all CBC circles by state! Click here to download the free ESRI Explorer app for iOS or Android. Find CBC circles by searching on your state’s full name + “Christmas Bird Count”.

Follow these steps to participate in Audubon's Christmas Bird Count:

Step 1
Read these details to become familiar with Audubon's Christmas Bird Count.

Step 2
Check out the map above to find a count near you. Green and yellow circles are open for new participants, and red circles are full.

Step 3
To arrange participation contact compilers by email in advance of count day by using the information from the circle pop-ups on the map.

Step 4
Sign up for American Birds so you can hear about the results of the Christmas Bird Count and other Audubon community science programs!

Step 5
Already signed up for a count? Then head over to our CBC Live tracker to see photos posted from others who are scouting for or participating in the Christmas Bird Count, and upload your own photos!

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Dec 14 2022 (All day) to Jan 5 2023 (All day)