Audubon Christmas Bird Count


The 2017 Count is Friday, December 15, for the Hilton Head area.  We spread out across Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands, parts of Bluffton and our waterways to identify species and count each bird we see in our 15-mile diameter circle.  (Last year there were over 2,500 count circles in the Western Hemisphere!) 


Captains of our 18 areas are putting their teams together.  We always welcome new participants, so if you are interested in being a part of this international effort, please e-mail me and I will have a Captain contact you!  You do not have to be an accomplished birder.   Start out as the recorder or as the photographer in a more experienced group!  It is a fun day, even if sometimes the weather does not cooperate.  Enjoy exploring our beautiful habitat and sharing the wonder of finding our feathered friends with your neighbors and fellow birding enthusiasts.  You can also participate from the comfort of home by being one of our Feeder Watchers. 


Susan Murphy



Note for our Sun City-Okatie members:  The count for the Sun City-Okatie circle is Saturday, December 16.  If you are interested in participating there, please contact Jim Cubie, (843) 991-1059 or