Begin Counting! Christmas Chicken Counts 2023

Screenshot from Be a part of the Christmas Chicken Depend at (Photograph: Luke Franke/Audubon)

7 December 2023

Songbird migration ended final month however there’s birding enjoyable forward within the coming weeks. Be a part of Audubon’s 124rd annual Christmas Chicken Depend (CBC) from Dec 14, 2023 to January 5, 2024!

Go to one (or extra) of the >2,500 rely circles in North America. Every circle has its personal compiler who coordinates the rely for a single scheduled day throughout the 15-mile radius. No expertise is important. The one prerequisite is that you will need to contact the circle compiler prematurely to order your house.

Screenshot of 124th Christmas Chicken Depend map from

Go birding outdoor or, when you dwell in a Depend Circle, keep house and rely birds at your feeder. Click on right here and enter your property tackle to search out out what circle you’re in. (If you happen to’re inside a circle, click on on the coloured fowl icon to see date, time and get in touch with data.)

Observe the directions right here at to enroll.

If you happen to dwell within the Pittsburgh space you might be all in favour of one in all these counts.

Screenshot of 124th Christmas Chicken Depend map from, zoomed in to Pittsburgh, PA

These circles contact Allegheny County:

  • South Hills, 16 Dec 2023
  • Buffalo Creek Valley, 16 Dec 2023
  • Imperial CBC, 17 Dec 2023
  • Mon Valley, 17 Dec 2023
  • Pittsburgh CBC, 30 Dec 2023
  • South Butler, 31 Dec 2023

For extra data go to Audubon Society of Western PA’s Christmas Chicken Depend web page or click on right here for particulars on Nationwide Audubon’s CBC map.

Be a part of the Pittsburgh Christmas Chicken Depend on 30 December 2023 (map beneath). To take part contact Brian Shema on the Audubon Society of Western PA at 412-963-6100 or

Pittsburgh Christmas Chicken Depend circle (map from

Join now! We’ll be counting quickly.

(photograph from 2024 Audubon Christmas Chicken Depend webpage, maps from; click on on the captions to see the originals)

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