Birds

Phil Jeffrey
Hummingbirds have become a real phenomenon on Christmas Bird Counts, both in their “expected” area of abundance along the Gulf Coast and in southern areas, and increasingly on far-flung CBCs to the north. This Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), an immature male, was attracted not by feeders but by late-blooming flowers, and spent the fall at Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers, New York, to be counted on the Bronx-Westchester, New York, CBC. Photo/Phil Jeffrey
Greg Lavaty
Le Conte's Sparrow seen on the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge in Texas on the Christmas Bird Count.
Noah Strycker

Though penguins have been tallied on Christmas Bird Counts in or near southern South America over the past few seasons, they have been of species that breed on the mainland, not birds restricted to the ice of the Antarctic continent. During the 109th CBC Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelus adeliae) were tallied for the first time (in the hundreds of thousands!), their inclusion a result of the brand new count, the first ever in Antarctica, at Cape Crozier. Photo/Noah Strycker.

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Noah Strycker
Adelie Penguins found on the Cape Crozier, Antarctic Christmas Bird Count in the 109th CBC.
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This map displays a visual presentation of where a number of these species have traveled from their original grounds.
Michael Lindsey
Whip-poor-will
Western Gull by Larry Selman, Birder by Jeri McMahon, Nashville Warbler by Mary Catherine Wheeler, Birder by Kelly Chitwood, Bohemian Waxwing by Christopher L. Wood
Birders see a variety of species on the annual Christmas Bird Count!
Sidney Maddock
Piping Plover chick
Howard B. Eskin
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I Count on the Christmas Bird Count!

The Backyard Birdman Invites you to join the Christmas Bird Count

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The Backyard Birdman Invites you to join the Christmas Bird Count

Try to Count These Birds on the Christmas Bird Count!

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Try to Count These Birds on the Christmas Bird  Count!

San Diego Christmas Count Birders on Boat Share Popcorn with Western Gull

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San Diego Christmas Count Birders on Boat Share Popcorn with Western Gull

Mallard 101 on the Christmas Bird Count

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Mallard 101 on the Christmas Bird Count

TV News Searches for the Rare Chickadee on the Christmas Bird Count

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TV News Searches for the Rare Chickadee on the Christmas Bird Count

Birders Celebrate After the Christmas Bird Count

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Birders Celebrate After the Christmas Bird Count

Eastern Towhee on the Christmas Bird Count

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Eastern Towhee on the Christmas Bird Count

Albino Red-tailed Hawk captured on tape for the Christmas Bird Count

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Albino Red-tailed Hawk captured on tape during the Christmas Bird Count

Clay Henderson, former president of Florida's Audubon Society, goes on the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

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Clay Henderson, former president of Florida's Audubon Society, goes on the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count