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Audubon Christmas Bird Counts
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The first Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) were conducted in 1900 in response to a
suggestion made in the National Audubon Society's magazine Bird-Lore.
Twenty-seven individuals responded by spending several hours on Christmas Day
in their neighborhood, counting all of the birds they observed or heard. This
survey has been coordinated by the National Audubon ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 20.0   E: -50.0   W: -165.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Audubon Society
Dataset Title: Audubon Christmas Bird Counts
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01
Dataset Release Place: New York, NY
Dataset Publisher: National Audubon Society
Online Resource:

Dataset Title: Audubon Christmas Bird Counts
Dataset Publisher: National Audubon Society
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 2014-01-05
ISO Topic Category
Quality Volunteer generated, but thoroughly reviewed in field. Reviewed by 33 regional
editors, many of whom are part of the rare birds committee.
Completeness varies depending on geographic area in question
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Originating Center
Data Center
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (301) 497-5861
Fax: (301) 497-5885
Email: robert_blohm at
Contact Address:
11510 American Holly Drive, STE 4016
Patuxent Research Refuge
City: Laurel
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20708-4016
Country: USA
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Phone: 215-297-8761
Email: cbcadmin at
Contact Address:
545 Almshouse Rd
City: Ivyland
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 18974
Country: USA
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National Audubon Society. 1996. Christmas Bird count issue. in 96th Christmas Bird Count National Audubon Society Field Notes, Vol. 50 No. 4

Sauer, J. R., S. Schwartz, and B. Hoover. 1996. The Christmas Bird Count Home Page. Version 95.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05