Winter Programs

Christmas Bird Count

Skill Level: All skill levels.

When: 2021 count dates not announced yet.

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds. Find a count near you:

North Shore (Tecumseh/Lakeshore)

Holiday Beach (LaSalle/Amherstburg)

Jeremy Hatt

Cedar Creek

Paul Pratt

Leamington (Point Pelee)

Sarah Rupert

Pelee Island

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Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Skill Level: Beginner.

Inspired by the well-loved, traditional Christmas Bird Count, the CBC4Kids engages new generations of young birders across North America.

When: Throughout December and January.

Findings are submitted through an online checklist and reported to Nature Counts and eBird Canada, where they can be used in scientific research.

Notes: Great resources to be printed in colour, laminated and reused yearly:

Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Birds Canada | Oiseaux Canada