Citizen Science - Conservation Efforts - National Audubon Christmas Bird Count

National Audubon Christmas Bird Count 

Join us for a day of birdwatching and community science!

Event Dates & Locations:

West Side:

Date: December 23rd (Saturday)

Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

8:00 am Meeting Point: Spring Grove Cemetery, 4645 Spring Grove Ave. 45232

1:00 pm Meeting Point: LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Lanius Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45224 

Major locations covered will include Mt Airy Forest, LaBoiteaux Woods, Mill Creek Corridor, and more.

East Side:

Date: December 30th (Saturday)

Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meeting Point: Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave. 45230

Major locations covered will include: Stanbery Park, Beechmont Levee, California Woods, Lunken, and more.

Background: The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a historic program by the National Audubon Society. For over a century, it has depended on volunteer contributions. This early-winter bird census engages volunteers across the Americas to count birds within a single day. Your participation continues this cherished tradition!

Participation Details:

  • Open to all birding experience levels.
  • Suitable for ages 14 and up (those under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian).
  • Option for "Birding at Home": If your residence is within Cincinnati’s Parks area, report birds at your feeder. Notify coordinators if interested.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Beginners will be paired with experienced birdwatchers.
  • Volunteers will follow specified routes, noting and counting every bird observed.

Participants must:

  • Provide their own transportation.
  • Possess a basic understanding of local bird species.
  • Be prepared for any weather conditions; the event occurs rain or shine.

Additional Information:

Detailed plans, including maps, will be sent to participants closer to the date.
Further details through the Audubon Society's dedicated page.

For inquiries, Angela McMahan, at or