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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

  • Bird populations in the USA are reaching a bleak "tipping point," according to the 2022 State of the Birds report. The annual Christmas Bird Count helps inform that reporting. It begins Dec. 14.
  • Once the traditional holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, some Americans look forward to another tradition: the annual Christmas Bird Count. Since 1900 birders have picked one day — sometime around Christmas — to survey as many birds as they can find in a 15 mile diameter circle. Birder Mike Edgerton, a member of the Greater Akron Audubon Society, says it’s been a valuable form of crowd sourcing.