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Christmas Bird Count

The Annual Christmas Bird Count is usually held on the Sunday before Christmas between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also Owl (count before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.). There is no minimum time limit, and you can watch your feeders or count birds on foot, by car or using any other mode of transportation.

  • A count area must fill (preferably) or fit entirely within a 24 km diameter official count circle. (see map below)
  • It is important to record low and high temperatures, as well as snow and sky conditions.
  • All counters must record hours and kilometres walked/driven/skied, etc.
  • You can also record any interesting or unusual bird seen any time during the Count Week (three days before and three days after the official Count Day). Please make sure, though, that you mark down when and where you saw the bird and what the bird was doing at the time. Add these birds to your tally sheet but make sure it is evident that it is a Count Week (CW) bird.

Contact Judy Boyd 403-358-1098 if participating and to indicate where you are counting. (see map below)

Christmas Bird Count Tally Sheet

Tally sheets must be received by December 29th. You can drop sheets off:

Attention: Judy Boyd
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300-45 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta

or mail to
Box 785
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H2

or email to
rdrn.nature@gmail.com, put “CBC” in the subject line.