Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count

We are looking for a new Area Captain for the Bronx-Westchester
Bird Count
call Mike Bochnik at
914-237-9331

Past Results

1988 Results       2002 Results
1991 Results        2003 Results
1992 Results        2004 Results
1993 Results        2005 Results
1994 Results        2006 Results
1995 Results        2007 Results
1996 Results        2008 Results
1997 Results       
2009 Results
1998 Results        2010 Results
1999 Results        2011 Results

2000 Results        2012 Results
2001 Results        2013 Results

For older results visit
National Audubon Society 

2014 Count

Sunday, December 28

Future Dates
 

 

 

All the Birds (Complete records from 1924 to present in an Excel spreadsheet)
(Updated to 2013) 
History of the Count 

Compilers and Area Covered

Historic Dates, Weather, Effort

Summary of birds seen over its 90 year history. 
(Updated with 2013 Results) 

       

Forms          
Bird check list (color coded) - Word File
Party Hours - Word File
Blank Party Roster Sheet - Word File
Supporting Details Sheets - PDF File
Foldable Checklist - Word file
Feeder List - Word File  
Tally Sheet for area leaders - Word File

       The Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count started in 1924 by the famed Bronx County Bird Club as part of National Audubon's Christmas Birds Counts. Volunteers scan, identify and count all the birds they see in the area (a count circle 15 miles in diameter) on the count day. The count has seen 227 species in its history. 

      It's a local birding activity that's not only fun and exciting, but helps with valuable winter bird population data. The count has included participants such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank.

    The Bronx-Westchester count is organized by dividing the count circle (radius 7.5 miles) up into 6 regional areas; East Bronx, West Bronx, Yonkers, Hudson Valley (Hastings area), Rye (Rye and Harrison), and Scarsdale (which covers Scarsdale through Mt. Vernon over to New Rochelle and north to Mamaroneck). Each area leader then assigns parts of the area to different teams or "parties". Each party canvas the area assigned and counts and tabulates all they have seen. The results are compiled later that evening at the Count Dinner.

  The results are placed on the web along with data from years past. 

     People with feeders can include their birds by calling in their results in the afternoon. They should contact the count compiler before the count day.


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