RAS Christmas Bird Count

Rockland Audubon Society (RAS) has conducted an annual Christmas Bird Count since 1947. Our survey region, a 15-mile diameter circle, is centered near the New City courthouse. Although in the past the number and placement of survey regions has varied, the current survey design has remained constant since 1978. The region consists of the following 9 sections: (1) Haverstraw-Stony Point, (2) Ramapo, (3) South Ramapo, (4) North and West Clarkstown, (5) Central Clarkstown, (6) South Clarkstown, (7) West Orangetown, (8) East Clarkstown, and (9) East Orangetown.

Generally, about 30 to 40 participants, organized into nine teams, observe from dawn to dusk. In its first count in 1947, RAS tallied 47 species. Over the years the number of species for all of Rockland's counts has passed 150. Our data is sent to National Audubon, where it is added to results of other Christmas Counts from North and Central America. 

RAS Christmas Bird Count for Canada Goose, 1947 through 1999.

Volunteers are needed. If you would like to participate, please call the Alan Wells (845-942-5751).

 

 

 

 

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Past Results

Christmas Bird Count 1947-1956

Christmas Bird Count 1957-1966

Christmas Bird Count 1967-1977

Christmas Bird Count 1978

Christmas Bird Count 1979

Christmas Bird Count 1980

Christmas Bird Count 1981

Christmas Bird Count 1982

Christmas Bird Count 1983

Christmas Bird Count 1984

Christmas Bird Count 1985

Christmas Bird Count 1986

Christmas Bird Count 1987

Christmas Bird Count 1988

Christmas Bird Count 1989

Christmas Bird Count 1990

Christmas Bird Count 1991

Christmas Bird Count 1992

Christmas Bird Count 1993

Christmas Bird Count 1994

Christmas Bird Count 1995

Christmas Bird Count 1996

Christmas Bird Count 1997

Christmas Bird Count 1998

Christmas Bird Count 1999

Christmas Bird Count 2000

Christmas Bird Count 2001

Christmas Bird Count 2002    CBC 2002 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2003    CBC 2003 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2004    CBC 2004 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2005    CBC 2005 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2006    CBC 2006 Narrative 

Christmas Bird Count 2007    CBC 2007 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2008    CBC 2008 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2009    CBC 2009 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2010

Christmas Bird Count 2011    CBC 2011 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2012    CBC 2012 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2013    CBC 2013 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2014    CBC 2014 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2015    CBC 2015 Narrative

Christmas Bird Count 2016 (includes Narrative and Data Table)