– Christmas Bird Count

– Print a copy of Christmas Bird Count Tally Sheet, click here for a copy

– Count is usually held on the Sunday before Christmas between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Please check Coming Events or December Newsletter for instructions and further details.) 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)

– Tally sheets must be received by Dec. 29th. You can drop sheets off (Attn: Judy Boyd) at Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 – 45 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3M4, or mail to RDRN Box 785 Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H2, or email to rdrn.nature@gmail.com, put “CBC” in the subject line.

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  1. Barry Goodwin
    Barry Goodwin says:

    I live just off of 32nd St. and 40th Ave. in the past year I have seen a variety of birds around us, mainly blue jays and magpies but I have also seen chickadee’s, nuthatches and a couple of northern flickers. I have actually had them on my deck feeding on the peanuts I leave out. Also seen through the year was a prairie falcon, a brown creeper and I am fairly sure a varied thrush. It was a very interesting year for birds.


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