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Nantucket Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 27, 2020

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC), one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world, is organized by the National Audubon Society. This year, the Christmas Bird Count will be celebrating its 121st year! Since 1954, the Nantucket birding community has hosted this event for the island. The entire island is divided up into eight different sections and each one is assigned a team leader. At the end of the 24-hr period, numbers of all species observed in each section are compiled into one list. The CBC is a fantastic way of getting a quick “snap-shot” of what and how many birds are within a definitive radius in 24 hours, and every bird counts! This year, the Nantucket’s Christmas Bird Count will take place on December 27th, 2020 and, more then ever, we need the help of the Nantucket community. Normally 40 or more local and off-island volunteer birders would participate in the count, but due to COVID-19 and the travel restrictions, very few volunteers will be coming from off-island. Birding solo or with your quarantine partners is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy Nantucket’s open space properties while practicing safe social distancing. You can also participate from home by counting the birds that come to your feeder. Want to help? Click here for more information!