2019 Greenwich-Stamford Christmas Bird Count | What’s happening in Westchester

2019 Greenwich-Stamford Christmas Bird Count

Help monitor winter bird populations and take part in the longest-running Community Science bird project in the world! 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 tgilman@audubon.org or 203 930-1353.

For those interested in joining a team in your neighborhood or conducting a feeder-watch, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at cynthia.ehlinger@gmail.com or 203 219-1963.

Location:

260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
United States

Phone:

914-666-8448
Contact name: 
Steve Ricker
Dates: 
12/15/2019
Time: 
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