Christmas Bird Count: Delaware

LocationThe Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird Count is centered at 40.3833 degrees North by -83.05 degrees West, which is approximately the center of Delaware Reservoir.  The count circle includes the Delaware Reservoir and Wildlife area as well as the city of Delaware and surrounding suburban and rural areas.
HistoryThe Delaware Reservoir CBC has been conducted annually since 1988.
Cumulative HistoryClick on the link to the left to see a spreadsheet showing the number of species for each each year that the count has been conducted.  (The spreadsheet is in Microsoft Excel format.)
ContactRich Bradley

Detailed Annual Reports

January 16, 2018
Merlin at Delaware State Park - Photo Rich Bradley

2017 Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird Count

On this seasonably cold day, the CBC teams counted a total of 71 species and 14,759 individual birds. Read on to see some of the highlights.
February 1, 2017
Delaware Preservation Parks - Blues Creek Preserve

2016 Delaware CBC: Birds Up, Counters Down

The day started inauspiciously with a pre-dawn sheet of ice on the roads. It was treacherous enough that some groups didn’t venture out, or began counting […]
January 1, 2016
Barred Owl - Photo Earl Harrison

2015 Delaware CBC: Cold Day, Good Birds

This year’s Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird Count (ODHR) was a great success. We had a return to “normal winter weather” just in time for the count. […]
January 1, 2015
American Coot - Photo Fyn Kynd Photography

2014 Delaware CBC: Warm Weather, Relaxed Birds

December 23, 2013
Scanning the trees at Bohannan Woods

2013 Delaware CBC

The Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird count for 2013 may have been one of the snowiest and coldest, but it was a great success bird wise! We […]