SAVE THE DATE
THE NEXT CBC IS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2021
The Christmas Bird Count was started by the National Audubon Society in 1900. Since then observers all over the world have been recording and submitting their findings each year, keeping track of species populations and locations. The Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society has participated in the CBC every year since December 1971 when we had 27 observers and recorded 63 bird species. In 1998 and 2014 we observed our high species count at 96 species.
The CBC covers a 15 mile diameter circle, our circle is pictured below. Participants are assigned an area and record each bird individual, by species, seen or heard within the circle (their area). We also have feeder observers, where they are assigned to a yard/bird feeder, usually their own backyard. If you are interested in becoming a CBC participant, either in the field or your backyard send us a message on our contact page.