Christmas Bird Count
Each year, Ontario Nature member groups organize bird counts in their communities across Ontario as part of their holiday traditions. The counts bring citizen scientists together to count as many different species, and individuals of those species, as possible over the course of a single day.
The data collected allow researchers and conservation organizations to study the long-term population numbers and ranges of birds across North America. Armed with this information, groups like Ontario Nature can effectively run and evaluate conservation activities.
Bird Studies Canada oversees Canada's Christmas Bird Counts in collaboration with the National Audubon Society.
Christmas Bird Counts are open to everyone welcoming birders of all skill levels and, as of 2012/13, they are free.
Click here for a working list of Ontario Nature member groups running Christmas Bird Counts. We will be updating this regularly.
Click here for the 2014 press release about the Christmas Bird Counts. This year's release is coming soon.
Ontario Nature's Participating Nature Network Groups Christmas Bird Count Map
Please contact Lisa Richardson, Nature Network Coordinator, at 416-444-8419 ext. 222; firstname.lastname@example.org.