Christmas Bird Count: An 80-Year Review of Species Trends in Portland

For more than 100 years, Portland Audubon has organized the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in the metro area, recruiting volunteers to fan out across a 15-mile-wide circle to identify and count every bird seen or heard. Results from all Christmas Bird Counts are contributed annually to National Audubon, whose database includes data from thousands of CBC circles across North America and the world.

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Photo of Mateo and his drawing that talks about his $6 donation and his desire for people to donate for bird conservation

Mateo Asks You to Give for the Birds

Recently, Volunteer Manager Vicky Medley was opening Portland Audubon’s mail when she came across a child’s pencil drawing of a bird. In the envelope was the art, a brief note from Mateo, age 6, and six dollars.

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A Western Bluebird stands while holding nesting material in its bill.

The Portland Audubon Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones. For bird and nature lovers, nothing quite hits the spot like something that connects us to the natural world.

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