Perhaps my favorite local Christmas Bird Count, the Stratford-Milford CBC is scheduled for Sunday December 26th (Boxing Day). It is one of the younger CBCs in the state, and therefore it is not as well-birded as some of the other counts.
Stratford and Milford (and parts of Bridgeport) are a few of the best birding areas in the state. If this is something that would interest you, check out the contact info on the COA website. Steve will be glad to hear from you. Hope to see you there.