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Audubon Christmas Bird Count - Vermont Circles

The Christmas Bird Count is a great time to get together with local bird enthusiasts, to count birds, and to participate in one of the longest-running community science programs in the nation.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count isn’t just about counting birds, it’s about checking the pulse of the ecosystem we share and delivering practical conservation results based on what we find. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes more than 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,400 locations across the Western Hemisphere, from above the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. Learn more about the history of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and view past years' results.

Audubon Christmas Bird Counts are conducted between December 14 to January 5, inclusive dates, every year. Your local count will occur on one day between those dates and typically consists of tallying the number of individuals of each bird species observed in an assigned sector of the 15-mile diameter count circle. At the end of the day, participants report their counts to the count circle compiler, typically in some form of celebration, pot luck, or virtual/in-person get-together. Participate in as many counts as you wish!

Find an Audubon Christmas Bird Count near you.

View Audubon's interactive Christmas Bird Count map to find circles in Vermont and throughout the world:

Listing of Audubon Christmas Bird Count Circles in Vermont:

VERMONT COUNTS (view map):

Jan. 1, 2023
Contact: Jeff MacQueen –

Dec. 23, 2022
Contact: Kevin Hemeon –

Dec. 17, 2022
Contact: Cory Ross – 
Sponsor Organization: Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society
Note from compiler: New participants are welcome! Please email Cory to sign up.

More Information: –

Dec. 18, 2022
Contact: Elizabeth Spinney –
Compiler: Larry Clarfeld
Sponsor Organization: Green Mountain Audubon Society

Champlain Islands/St. Albans
Dec. 18, 2022
Contact: Terry Marron –
Compiler: Ken Copenhaver
Note from coordinator: We welcome new participants, including Feeder Watchers who live within the circle.

East Franklin County
Dec. 31, 2022
Contact: Annette Goyne –

Dec. 17, 2022
Contact: Mike Winslow –
Sponsor Organization: Forest and Field Club; Otter Creek Audubon Society

Dec. 30, 2022
Contact: Nancy Martin and Walter Ellison –
Note from coordinator: Counters gather in front of the Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH at 7 AM for route assingments.

Dec. 31, 2022
Contact: Paul Wieczoreck –

Hunger Mountain
Dec. 26, 2022
Contact: Zach Cota-Weaver -
Sponsor Organization: North Branch Nature Center

Island Pond
Dec. 14, 2022
Contact: Bob Stymeist -
Sponsor Organization: Northwoods Stewardship Center

Lamoille County
Contact Compiler for Date
Contact: Noel Dodge –

Mad River Valley/Northfield Winter Bird Count
Dec. 16, 2022
Contact: Mad Birders (Jeannie Elias) –
Compiler: Nancy Turner
Sponsor Organization: Mad Birders

Dec. 18, 2022
Contact: Jim and Kris Andrews –
Sponsor Organization: Otter Creek Audubon Society

Mt. Abraham
Jan. 1, 2023
Contact: Randy Durand –

Dec. 17, 2022
Contact: Sean Beckett –
Sponsor Organization: North Branch Nature Center

Plattsburgh, NY (reaches the VT Champlain islands)
Contact Compiler for Date
Contact: Michael Burgess –

Randolph Area
Dec. 17, 2022
Contact: Brian Lowe –
Note from Compiler: Will take on new participants

Jan. 1, 2023
Contact: Kathleen Guinness –
Compiler: Susan Elliott
Sponsor Organization: Rutland County Audubon Society

Saxton’s River (COUNT CIRCLE FULL)
Dec. 17, 2022
Contact: Don Clark –

Dec. 18, 2022
Contact: Marianne Walsh –
Sponsor Organization: Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society

Tri-County (Essex and nearby towns)
Dec. 17, 2022
Contact: Jason Crooks -

Dec. 17, 2022
Contact: Ruth Stewart –

Dec. 15, 2022
Contact: Sally Laughlin –
Note from compiler: Birders are most welcome to join us, this is our 48th count!


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