2020 events are subject to change or may be rescheduled. Please contact the event organizer directly.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Walk the island from dawn to dusk listening, watching, counting. Enjoy the quiet time of year, or sit in your recliner and watch colorful winter birds visit your bird feeder for a portion of the day. It all adds up with statistics from other birders around the country to give us a snapshot of how bird populations are doing. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in its 120th year. What a tradition to be a part of! This citizen science effort has given us data on changing bird populations, and is great fun! Birders everywhere will be out looking and counting. If you want to be part of this historical event, here is how locally.
The Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held in the Lake Erie Islands Count Circle on December 20, 2020. Participants will be needed on Kelleys, Pelee, and the Bass Islands that day. On South Bass, we need volunteers to listen for owls in the early morning, travel the island bird watching during the day, and to watch their feeders at home. We are also looking for birders or feeder watchers to help with Middle Bass and North Bass. Participation in the Christmas Bird Count is free and a lot of fun. Join us this year!