Christmas Bird Counts

Pine Grosbeak would be an excellent find!

Join the Christmas Bird Count Tradition

We hope you will contact
one of the Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
compilers listed by city below and
participate in this important
citizen science project sponsored
by National Audubon for over
one hundred years.

Be sure to confirm the dates listed with the compiler as the Christmas Bird Count period gets near.

Onondaga Audubon manages the Syracuse CBC but we have listed other CBC locations within and around our service area here for your convenience. Check the National Audubon webpage for additional count circles in other areas.

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Jason Luscier

Saturday, December 18, 2021 (TBC – To be confirmed)
Matt Perry 315-796-2233

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Matthew Young

Monday, December 20, 2021
Chris Lajewski 315-365-3580, x200

New Woodstock
Thursday, December 30, 2021 TBC
Matthew Young

Friday, January 1, 2022
Bill Purcell 315-382-2871

Sunday, December 19, 2021
Bill Purcell 315-382-2871

Sunday, December 19, 2021
Bruce Carpenter 315-271-9073

Sunday, January 2, 2022 (TBC)
John Cashier 315-469-3314

Thousand Islands (TBC)
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Josh Van Wieren 613 923-5261 ext 113

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Bill Haller 315-639-6848

All individual CBC’s are conducted in the period from December 11, 2021 to January 2, 2022 (inclusive dates), and each count is conducted in one calendar day. Local counts have traditionally used the following date criteria:

Clinton is first Saturday of count period.

Cortland is first Saturday of the count period.

Montezuma is first day of the count period.

Oneida is January 1.

Oswego is the first Sunday of the count period.

Rome is the first Sunday of the count period.

Skaneateles is usually the last Sunday in the count period, preferably the first Sunday of the new year if within the count period.

Syracuse is the first Saturday of the count period.

Watertown is the first Saturday of the count period.

However, always confirm these with the compiler as date criteria can change for any number of reasons.

For more information on the history of Christmas Bird Counts and learn the results from these and other counts visit The National Audubon site.