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May Species Count

We invite you to help us document animals and flowering plants in Central Alberta. You can count in your own backyard, in a nearby park or natural area, or even by driving the back-roads. We are interested in everything, from insects and spiders to amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Usually held on the last weekend in May between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. either Saturday, Sunday or both. Please check Coming Events or the May Newsletter for any changes.

If counting both days, please count in different locations using separate tally sheets.

Documented data is used to study migration patterns in Alberta.

This map shows the different zones you can count in. Let Shelley-anne or John Goulet know exactly where you are counting with an address or name of area. You can view the bird count zone maps here.

Contact Shelley-anne or John Goulet 403-392-1894 if participating and to indicate where you are counting so there are no duplication of counts. See zones.

May Species Count Tally Sheet

May Species Flower Tally Sheet

Completed tally sheets must be received by June 15th.

You can drop tally sheets off at:

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Attention: Red Deer River Naturalists
6300-45 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta

or mail to:
RDRN Attn: John & Shelley-anne Goulet
Box 785
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H2

or email to: shelleyannegoulet@gmail.com

or call: John or Shelley-anne and give your tally to them over the phone.

Historical Data