A Christmas tradition – Birmingham Audubon Society’s 81st Annual Christmas Bird Count

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Want to start a new tradition for Christmas?

Join the Birmingham Audubon Society’s (BAS) Christmas Bird Count (CBC).

On Friday, December 23rd, instead of rushing to buy gifts at the mall, spend a day outside and help BAS conduct their 81st Annual Christmas Bird Count. It’s the perfect family activity.


Birmingham Audubon has letters and notes from early leaders conducting Christmas Bird counts as far back as the 1920s.  Our local group supervises one of the longest running CBC’s in the nation.

The annual count is a great way to meet birders at all levels, from beginners to the most passionate.  By participating, you are taking part in one of the largest “citizen scientists” movements in the world.

On a personal note – here in Birmingham you also get to participate with a very special group of people – the members of the Birmingham Audubon Society.  Visit the BAS website and Facebook event page for all the details –   Birmingham Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count / BAS Christmas Bird Count Facebook page


Start a new Christmas tradition on December 23rd.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.