Christmas Bird Count
National Audubon Society’s
120th Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
The Stuart Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
To keep up with all Stuart CBC meeting dates and other CBC information, you can go to “Stuart CBC” on Facebook. Feel free to post questions on the Facebook page. You may also contact the co-compilers on Facebook IM. Visiting birders are invited and encouraged to participate.
Count area sections and subsections are selected and assigned at the pre-count meeting. CBC FORMS PACKETS will be available at this meeting and will be posted on Facebook and the AOMC web page. We will have the count circle map with subset divisions available for review and selection. If you were a leader last year or are interested in being a leader this year, please come to this meeting. At this meeting you can get on a team that counts in areas where you know the birds that prefer that habitat.
This is your opportunity to participate in an international birding event!
The Christmas Bird Count is a bird count event in which volunteers count all birds within a 15-mile diameter circle and is held annually by the National Audubon Society between December 14 and January 5. National Audubon Christmas Bird Counts have been held for 120 years.
The Stuart count has been held for over 51 years (with one interruption). CBC participants, aka counters, will spread out to record every bird of every species within historically specified areas. For information on the national count results go to Audubon Christmas Bird Count Results. A brief summary of the genesis and early days of Christmas Bird Counts can be found on the National Audubon Society’s webpage.
The person who organizes a count, called the compiler, tallies the results and enters them on a National Audubon Society (NAS) website accessible by the public. The Stuart CBC, sponsored by Audubon of Martin County, has its center near downtown Stuart and is divided into about 20 areas, and a different party of observers counts birds within each area. The number and size of each count subset can be adjusted to meet the number of participants.
For a summary of all the 2017-2018 Florida counts by our state compiler, Bill Pranty, go to Audubon Christmas Bird Count Historical Results By Count. You will find each count listed by its individual name in alphabetical order.