The Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Citizen Science in Action

Red-tailed Hawk gets
counted!

by F. Portmann

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a tradition first proposed by ornithologist Frank M. Chapman on Christmas Day 1900, is the nation's longest-running citizen-science bird project. New York City Audubon plays its part in this annual bird population survey, which is now conducted across North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Pacific Islands. The data collected by observers over the past century allow researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. Click here for the full history and the compiled nationwide data.

An unusual species anytime of year for Central Park - Red-headed Woodpecker gets counted in 2010 and again in 2011!

by F. Portmann

The 116th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will soon be under way nationwide, and in all five boroughs of New York City. NYC Audubon is responsible for reporting data for the Lower Hudson Count Circle, which includes all of Manhattan and parts of New Jersey. And we host Manhattan's Central Park compilation gathering at the Central Park Arsenal each year, a festive event! This year's Central Park Count will take place on Sunday, December 20. (Several other "Lower Hudson Circle" counts will take place that same day, in Inwood Hill, Harlem, Riverside Park, Bryant Park, the Lower East Side, Battery Park, Randall's Island, and Liberty State Park (in New Jersey). For more information about any of these counts, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .) For information on counts in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, click here.

Central Park Count Schedule:

8am: Meet at the South Pump Station of the Reservoir (85th Street & 5th Avenue). All counting groups will be escorted by Urban Park Rangers.

12:30pm: Data tally and refreshments at the Arsenal Gallery (3rd floor of the Arsenal at 64th Street & 5th Avenue).

Dress warmly and don’t forget your binoculars! Click here to register for the Central Park Count, or for more information, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

To get more information or sign up for other New York City borough counts, please contact the coordinator for each borough, below: 

Count

Date

Coordinator

eMail

Brooklyn

Saturday, 12/19

Bobbi Manian

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Staten Island

Saturday, 12/19

Will Lenihan

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Queens

Sunday,   12/20

Corey Finger

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The Bronx

Sunday,   12/27

Michael Bochnik

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To see this year’s results from all over the country as they come in, as well as to get historical data from years prior, visit Audubon’s website here
 

Results from Previous Counts 

Click below to see results of the 114th Christmas Bird Count in Central Park and the entire New Jersey/Lower Hudson region

Central Park Count

New Jersey/Lower Hudson Count



Click on an area below to view the results of the 113th Christmas Bird Count in Manhattan.

Central Park

Inwood Hill

Lower Manhattan

Riverside North

Riverside South

Stuyvesant Cove

Chelsea

Randall's Island

 

 

 

 

Click on an area below to view the results of the 112th Christmas Bird Count in Manhattan.

Central Park
Inwood Hill
Lower Manhattan
Riverside North
Riverside South
Stuyvesant Cove

 

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