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Charlottesville Christmas Bird Count

December 19, 2021 All day

Participate the Charlottesville Christmas Bird Count, led by the Piedmont Bird Club.

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a national survey of winter bird populations of North America run by the National Audubon Society. It has been in existence since 1900; the Charlottesville count began in 1924. All counts take place in a circle 15 miles in diameter. The center of the C’ville CBC is in Ivy. Normally we have about 20 teams going out on the day of the count with total participation about 60 people. We record every individual of every species we observe. At the end of the day we tally our observations, traditionally at a pot luck gathering. But as last year, the tally this year will take place virtually due to Covid precautions. Information about the virtual tally will be on the PVBC website.

Again, due to Covid, NAS requires that only familial groups or social “pods” can travel together in a car. We will follow the Thomas Jefferson Health District guidelines encouraging but not mandating social distancing and masks outdoors. 

A map of the Charlottesville CBC circle can be found at: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1eknucdD37OJCRPt6gr3EDPncw1fRhOQK&usp=sharing

(Click on the binocular icon to see the corresponding sector number).

If you are a newcomer – a beginner or an advanced birder or somewhere in between – please contact me if you would like to participate in the Charlottesville CBC on December 19.

Jenny Gaden, compiler (jengaden@gmail.com)