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Photo by Diane Helentjaris via unsplash of Binoculars rest on a bird identification book open to a page on owls.

Washington Square Park – Christmas Bird Count 2021

We are proud to be a Christmas Bird Count site again this year. Join us for a collabirdtive excursion on Sunday, December 19, 3pm ET. Christmas Bird Count Covid-19 Guidance Please do not attend this program if you meet any of the below conditions on the day that it is held, as per CDC guidelines.

Carolina wren, GBBC 2020 poster

Washington Square Park – Great Backyard Bird Count 2020

Please save the date for the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count in the park. We will be walking the transect and counting winter birds on the morning of Saturday, February 15th. Email us for start time and meeting location. By the way, a Carolina wren (pictured above) was last seen in the park on October 5, 2019.

Red-bellied woodpecker by Richard Davis

Washington Square Park – Christmas Bird Count 2019

On an unseasonably warm Saturday last December, five observers counted birds in Washington Square Park for the 2019 Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is a project of the Audubon Society and is organized in the five boroughs by NYC Audubon. We hope to make the CBC a regular annual event in the park. We