Red-tailed Hawk gets
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!
Click here to register for the Central Park Count on Sunday, December 20.
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).
To get more information or sign up for other New York City borough counts, please contact the coordinator for each borough, below:
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