Merlin (Falco columbarius), Photo by Blake Matheson










The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running citizen science wildlife census in the world. Administered by the National Audubon Society, the data collected by CBC participants for over a century is among the largest resources informing ornithologists and conservation biologists about how the birds of the Americas are faring over time.

Whether you are a relatively new birder or an expert, you can participate in Christmas Bird Counts and contribute important data – all you have to do is join a CBC circle near you! Participants follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day.

All CBCs are conducted from December 14 to January 5.

Click here to view all upcoming Christmas Bird Counts in Texas!