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Bedford Audubon Society

A Northern Westchester & Eastern Putnam Counties, New York
Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation 1913 — 2013
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The 111th Annual Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 19: Greenwich-Stamford
Sunday, January 2: Putnam County Count

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the world’s largest and oldest citizen science project. Counts are conducted in all 50 states and in all 13 provinces and territories of Canada as well as other countries in North and South America. The individual count data are vital in order to make a collective assessment of the overall health of the avian community at that time of year. Each count is held within a circle with a 15-mile radius in a variety of habitats including forest, field, swamp, stream, and lake in search of wintering birds. Both bird species and individual numbers will be recorded. The $5 participation fee helps cover many of the CBC’s costs including production of the annual CBC summary issue of American Birds,which all participants will receive. A potluck dinner concludes the count. Both experienced birders and novices are encouraged to participate.

The CBC is a whole-day event. Two counts will be conducted in our area. To sign up for the Greenwich CBC, which will be held on Sunday, December 19, please contact Brian O’Toole, (or 203-869-5272 ext. 228). Charlie Roberto, (or 914-271-0840) will be the compiler for the Putnam County CBC, which will be held on Sunday, January 2. To learn more about the CBC, please visit

Click to learn more about this global scientific effort. The Christmas Bird Count is rich in history, having begun in 1900 with one being held right here in the New York City region. Click for more information on the count’s history and objectives on National Audubon’s website.

Click on the links in the table below for the results of some of the previous counts in our area or clikck here for results of other counts.

Click for Count Results

2009-2010 Peekskill 2009-2010 Putnam
2008-2009 Peekskill 2008-2009 Putnam
2007-2008 Peekskill 2007-2008 Putnam
2006-2007 Peekskill 2006-2007 Putnam
2005-2006 Peekskill 2005-2006 Putnam
2004-2005 Peekskill 2004-2005 Putnam
2003-2004 Peekskill 2003-2004 Putnam
2002-2003 Peekskill 2002-2003 Putnam

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