The longest running citizen science survey in the world, Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count is gearing up for another great year. The Christmas Bird Count invites individuals of all levels of birding experience to participate. Counts can be family or community traditions that create fascinating stories. Accuracy is assured by having new participants join an established group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. Volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile diameter circle. If you live within the 15-mile diameter circle, you can participate from the comfort of your home counting birds in your backyard. Please register at least two days before to get your area assignment and all protocols.