The Audubon Society’s Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count’s 50th Anniversary

Since the year 1900, the National Audubon Society has been holding an annual gathering in late December or early January. Thousands of volunteers around the world venture out to count all the birds they observe throughout the day, making this is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the country. The count will be held in Point Reyes this year — with Covid-19 safety measures in place — as it has since 1970. Here are some numbers that reflect the count.

27 territories covered

200 participants

Top 5 in species observed

Count Date: 12/19/2020

If you are planning to head to Point Reyes, here is a helpful guide.

The Audubon Society has remained an integral and important part of Marin, thanks to incredible people like Martin Griffin, who you can read more about here. Support their work and the work of other environmental nonprofits which you can find listed in our 2020 Guide to Giving.


How to help:

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