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Oneonta Area Christmas Bird Count 2018

December 15, 2018


Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society coordinates THREE regions for the annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count – Oneonta Region in Otsego County, Fort Plain Region in Montgomery County, and Delaware County Region. These counts take place in late December and early January each year (the Fort Plain CBC is typically held on the Saturday following Christmas).

*As of 2012, there is no longer any fee to participate in Christmas Bird Counts.



2018: Saturday, December 15 – Oneonta Christmas Bird Count (CBC):

This is our 50th year of participating in the national count. Everyone, novice or experienced, is welcome to join us on this fun day. Small groups in one or two cars count all the birds they find in their assigned area, within our designated 15-mile radius circle centered around Milford, for whatever hours they choose.

Each group has a leader who will have received appropriate materials beforehand. Alternatively, instead of joining a group, you can count birds at your own feeder off and on throughout the day if you are within our circle. If you are a new counter for either the group counts or the feeder counts, please contact Sandy Bright at brights@hartwick.edu or 607-287-4465.   People who have participated before will be contacted.

View Map for the Oneonta Christmas Bird Count

View the Oneonta Area Summary Report: December 2017


Other DOAS Christmas Bird Counts


2018: Saturday, December 29 – Fort Plain Christmas Bird Count (CBC):
All are welcome to participate regardless of birding experience. There will be a potluck after the count. For information contact Bob Donnelly: rsdonn@yahoo.com or 607-264-8156.

View Maps for the Fort Plain Christmas Bird Count.



2019: Saturday, January 5 – Delaware County Region Christmas Bird Count (CBC):

All are invited to participate. Contact Pam Peters if you can drive or count: ovenb1rdp@gmail.com or (607) 829-6545.


View Data from past Christmas Bird Counts

Find a Bird Count Near You at the Audubon Map


The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of citizen science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere, go out over a 24 hour period on one calendar day to count birds.


December 15, 2018
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As Per DOAS Board


Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society