Fall count is usually held the third weekend in September with the goal of counting migrants as they head south for the winter, as well as the local bird population. This count is considerably more challenging than May Count in that those brightly colored, singing warblers are now much more drab and silent. Mix in a few falling leaves to trick the eye and further test a birder’s skill. But many birders love the challenge. For more information please contact the MOS Fall Count Coordinator or your local chapter’s compiler (see link below) to inquire about counting. Extra eyes and ears on a teams are always appreciated. Check out our count resources below.

Key Information about the most recent Fall Count (and its Compilers)

Fall Count AOS Checklist

Compiler Input Form in Excel (AOS sequence)

Compiler Input Form in Excel (eBird sequence)