Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

Every December since 1900, teams of enthusiastic birders have joined together across the country to count the number of individual birds within each species present on the same date in the same locale. This extremely important project is coordinated by the National Audubon Society. A map of active CBC locations can be found here.

The consistency of the count creates a viable set of statistics that can be compared and used to measure the effects that changes in the environment over time have had — and are having — on bird populations. These measurements act as important environmental indicators on which scientists have come to rely. In addition to collecting meaningful data, participating is a satisfying way to spend a winter day with fellow birding enthusiasts.

Christmas Bird Count is a free event!
Volunteers are needed for each outing. Please contact the Bird Count Leader listed below to participate on indicated date(s): 

(Dates listed are for the 2019 South Florida CBC season)

Saturday, December 14th Miami-Dade County CBC
Coordinated by Brian Rapoza. For additional information, email Brian.

Monday, December 16 Long Pine Key CBC
Coordinated by Raul Urgelles. For additional information, email Raul.

Thursday, December 19th Crocodile Lake NWR CBC
Coordinated by Suzy Roebling. For additional information, email Suzy.

Friday, December 20 Key Largo-Plantation CBC
Coordinated by Kevin Welsh. For additional information, email Kevin.

Saturday, December 21st Kendall CBC
Coordinated by Bill Boeringer. For additional information, email Bill.

Saturday, January 4th Coot Bay / Everglades CBC
Coordinated by Brian Rapoza. For additional information, email Brian.