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Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 17

At Cantigny or elsewhere in DuPage County, take part in one of the great traditions in birding, the annual Christmas Bird Count! The CBC is a nationwide event, sponsored by the National Audubon Society and first conducted in 1900. It’s a true “citizen science” project — data collected helps researchers monitor bird population and distribution trends.

Cantigny Park is be one of many local count sites administered this day by the DuPage Birding Club. Participation at Cantigny is limited to 12 birders. There will be opportunities to participate at other sites around the county. Birders are always needed for the CBC and all skill levels are welcome!

The CBC is an all-day event, but you can stay as long as you like. The morning hours will focus on the park side of Cantigny, and after lunch we will bird on the golf course. For those interested, owling will begin at 5:15 am, weather permitting.

To register, send an email to jreiter@cantigny.org with “Cantigny CBC” on the Subject line. Logistical details will be sent to registered birders about a week in advance.

Parking is free for this event. We will start from the Visitors Center 8 am.