Annual Summaries of the Christmas Bird Count, 1901-Present

Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Lynne Kasey/Audubon Photography Awards

The annual summary of the Christmas Bird Count has been published in a variety of forms since the count's inception in 1900. Until the 112th CBC, results were either published in print (and then subsequently digitized), or were published via PDF. Links to resources for all of those counts can be found below. From the 113th CBC until present time, CBC summaries have been exclusively published online. 

The printed editions of American Birds contained the regional summaries for all of the counts conducted, as well as feature articles on a range of topics unique to the CBC. Features include coverage of the history of some long-running CBC circles, shifts in ranges uncovered by the CBC data and the challenges and fun encountered by individuals participating on the Christmas Bird Count. Copies of the original Bird-Lore publication from editions 1-23, 30, 34, 38 and 40 are available on this page. Bird-Lore was the original publication in which CBC data was reported in the early years of the count. A chronology of Audubon's publications in which the Christmas Bird Count summaries have appeared can be found here.

 

Online Archives of Annual Summaries of the Christmas Bird Count by decade

Summary of the 118th CBC 2017-2018
Summary of the 117th CBC 2016-2017
Summary of the 116th CBC 2015-2016
Summary of the 115th CBC, 2014-2015
Summary of the 114th CBC, 2013-2014
Summary of the 113th CBC, 2012-2013
Summary of the 112th CBC, 2011-2012
American Birds: Summary of the 111th CBC, 2010-2011


American Birds: Summary of the 110th CBC, 2009-2010
American Birds: Summary of the 109th CBC, 2008-2009
American Birds: Summary of the 108th CBC, 2007-2008
American Birds: Summary of the 107th CBC, 2006-2007
American Birds: Summary of the 106th CBC, 2005-2006
American Birds: Summary of the 105th CBC, 2004-2005
American Birds: Summary of the 104th CBC, 2003-2004
American Birds: Summary of the 103rd CBC, 2002-2003
American Birds: Summary of the 102nd CBC, 2001-2002
American Birds: Summary of the 101st CBC, 2000-2001

American Birds: Summary of the 100th CBC, 1999-2000
American Birds: Summary of the 99th CBC, 1998-1999
American Birds: Summary of the 98th CBC, 1997-1998
American Birds: Summary of the 97th CBC, 1996-1997
American Birds: Summary of the 96th CBC, 1995-1996
American Birds: Summary of the 95th CBC, 1994-1995
American Birds: Summary of the 94th CBC, 1993-1994
American Birds: Summary of the 93rd CBC, 1992-1993
American Birds: Summary of the 92nd CBC, 1991-1992
American Birds: Summary of the 91st CBC, 1990-1991

American Birds: Summary of the 90th CBC, 1989-1990
American Birds: Summary of the 89th CBC, 1988-1989
American Birds: Summary of the 88th CBC, 1987-1988
American Birds: Summary of the 87th CBC, 1986-1987
American Birds: Summary of the 86th CBC, 1985-1986
American Birds: Summary of the 85th CBC, 1984-1985
American Birds: Summary of the 84th CBC, 1983-1984
American Birds: Summary of the 83rd CBC, 1982-1983
American Birds: Summary of the 82nd CBC, 1981-1982
American Birds: Summary of the 81st CBC, 1980-1981

American Birds: Summary of the 80th CBC, 1979-1980
American Birds: Summary of the 79th CBC, 1978-1979
American Birds: Summary of the 78th CBC, 1977-1978
American Birds: Summary of the 77th CBC, 1976-1977
American Birds: Summary of the 76th CBC, 1975-1976
American Birds: Summary of the 75th CBC, 1974-1975
American Birds: Summary of the 74th CBC, 1973-1974
American Birds: Summary of the 73rd CBC, 1972-1973
American Birds: Summary of the 72nd CBC, 1971-1972
American Birds: Summary of the 71st CBC, 1970-1971

Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 70th CBC, 1969-1970
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 69th CBC, 1968-1969
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 68th CBC, 1967-1968
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 67th CBC, 1966-1967
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 66th CBC, 1965-1966
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 65th CBC, 1964-1965
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 64th CBC, 1963-1964
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 63rd CBC, 1962-1963
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 62nd CBC, 1961-1962
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 61st CBC, 1960-1961

Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 60th CBC, 1959-1960
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 59th CBC, 1958-1959
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 58th CBC, 1957-1958
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 57th CBC, 1956-1957
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 56th CBC, 1955-1956
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 55th CBC, 1954-1955
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 54th CBC, 1953-1954
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 53rd CBC, 1952-1953
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 52nd CBC, 1951-1952
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 51st CBC, 1950-1951

Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 50th CBC, 1949-1950
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 49th CBC, 1948-1949
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 48th CBC, 1947-1948
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 47th CBC, 1946-1947
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 46th CBC, 1945-1946
Audubon Field Notes: Summary of the 45th CBC, 1944-1945
Audubon Magazine: Summary of the 44th CBC, 1943-1944
Audubon Magazine: Summary of the 43rd CBC, 1942-1943
Audubon Magazine: Summary of the 42nd CBC, 1941-1942
Bird Lore: Summary of the 41st CBC, 1940-1941

Bird Lore: Summary of the 40th CBC, 1939-1940
Bird Lore: Summary of the 38th CBC, 1938-1939
Bird Lore: Summary of the 34th CBC, 1933-1934
Bird Lore: Summary of the 30th CBC, 1929-1930
Bird Lore v25 1923
Bird Lore v24 1922
Bird Lore v23 1921
Bird Lore v22 1920
Bird Lore v21 1919
Bird Lore v20 1918

Bird Lore v19 1917
Bird Lore v18 1916
Bird Lore v17 1915
Bird Lore v16 1914

Bird Lore v15 1913
Bird Lore v14 1912
Bird Lore v13 1911
Bird Lore v12 1910
Bird Lore v11 1909

Bird Lore v10 1908
Bird Lore v9 1907
Bird Lore v8 1906

Bird Lore v7 1905
Bird Lore v6 1904

Bird Lore v5 1903
Bird Lore 1901-1902

Bird Lore 1900 - A proposal to start a Christmas Census