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>Central Park Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 16, 2018

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

This annual event began in 1900 as a conservation effort to protect wild birds. To this day, it continues throughout the country each year. 

Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of Central Park. 

Please note: Pre-registration is encouraged to attend the Central Park event. To register, please email Visit to learn about the Christmas Bird Count in Central Park, and to learn about additional bird counts scheduled throughout NYC.



Location Details:
Exact meeting location will be announced to pre-registered participants



Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(212) 691-7483


Birding, Nature, Winter Holidays, Wildlife

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Raccoons in Central Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. Keep your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

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