Bird watchers all over the country are observing a century-old holiday tradition that combines the fun and challenge of birding with collecting valuable scientific data. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is an annual program of the National Audubon Society, which produces information about the population status and trends in winter distribution of various birds.
Christmas Bird Count program volunteers work in count groups to complete a census of birds in a designated circle 15 miles in diameter for one 24-hour period. From
The primary objective of the Christmas Bird Count is to monitor the status and distribution of bird populations across the
Everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -- and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation. Find out how to get involved by visiting the Audubon website at www.audubon.org/bird/cbc
As long as there are birds to be counted, the Christmas Bird Count will go on being the most popular, fun, and rewarding bird census the world over!