QCBC Xmas Bird Count

Each year since 1933 the Queens County Bird Club has participated in the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count.

Begun in 1899, it is the longest-running citizen science project in the world! The purpose is to make a coordinated effort with consistent restraints so that the data collected has meaning regarding the birds in our area at this time of year. For more information see the this WIKI

Participation is free, open to non members as well as new birders, and a lot of fun culminating in a compilation dinner.

The event is set up to census a 'count circle' that is 15 miles in diameter. This area is divided up into sections, each with a section leader. If you would like to participate, contact the CBC coordinator so that you can be assigned where bodies are needed. Our CBC Compiler is Corey Finger. To participate, email him at 10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com

Those who want to participate by monitoring their feeders the day of the count may do so if you have contacted and coordinated with the the compiler in advance,
and provided it is within the count circle.

Some advice for the uninitiated. Depending on your section, you may be spending quite a bit of time outdoors as well as quite a bit of walking. This means dealing with the weather that is typical for the end of December. Be prepared! Dress properly, and bring snacks and drinks as necessary.

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Use this form to document rarities found on the CBC.  66k v. 1 Dec 4, 2017, 5:31 AM Arie Gilbert
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Download and print this so that you can keep a record of the birds you have seen in your groups territory. Print it double-sided for best results v2017   138k v. 1 Nov 30, 2018, 3:36 PM Arie Gilbert