Pine Grosbeak eating winterberries

Pine Grosbeak eating winterberries

The 2019 Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, December 15th, and marked our 31st consecutive count. Thank you to our intrepid volunteers!

Each December, Tin Mountain Conservation Center carries out the North Conway Christmas Bird count with the help of over 40 devoted volunteers both on foot in the field and at home watching their feeders.

Bird counts are useful tools for evaluating yearly and long term trends of the birds wintering in our area. The census is completed in a variety of ways, allowing participation at any level. Field observers travel routes by foot, cross-country skis, and car. Another important component of the count is provided by observers living within the bird count area reporting on what birds visit the

ir feeders during the count period. You do not need to be an expert birder to participate. Novice volunteers able to join us in the field are paired, with more experienced birders. It’s a great way to learn more about birds and everyone with an interest is encouraged to participate. It’s also a lot of fun!

What does 31 years of counting in the Mount Washington Valley look like? Below is a summary of the average species ratio. As you can see, we get a lot of chickadees…

Want to see the cold, hard numbers? Click here to view the full Christmas Bird Count data summary.

Ruffed Grouse Photo Credit: Alicia Morrison

Ruffed Grouse Photo Credit: Alicia Morrison

If you have any questions, would like to participate next December, or would like to be removed from our bird count mailing list, please contact Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 or info@tinmountain.org. Thank you in advance for all your help!