Christmas bird count

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a one-day bird count between Decembre 14 and January 5 inclusive. Counts are conducted throughout North America within 24 km diamètre circles.

The Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) is a citizen science program established in 1900, a program of National Audubon Society, managed by Birds Canada. It is a census activity conducted across North America by groups of volunteers. The census takes place throughout the Western Hemisphere and provides a significant contribution to databases used by wildlife conservation specialists to analyze the distribution of bird populations and assess major trends.

The CBC is a bird counting activity that takes place every year, for one day, between December 14th and January 5th inclusive. The territory to be covered is divided into circles with a diameter of 24 km. A data compiler is responsible for assigning groups of participants to each sector of the circles. At the end of the day, the compiler for the circle gathers the groups to compile their data for the day. The results of the CBC are transmitted to Birds Canada.

How to participate

Find a count near you

To participate, click on the button below, enlarge the interactive map, and identify the circle closest to you. Click on the circle using your mouse pointer; you will see the name of the city, the name of the person in charge of the count to contact, and their contact details. Click on the blue ‘PDF map’ link to get the map of the circle to cover.

And for the COBM

If the circle to be covered is the one of Cowansville (code QCCV), it is divided into 13 sectors, and the organizer is Philippe Blain. Contact him, and he will provide you with the date of the count and the appropriate instructions.

The background photo of this page was provides by Bertrand Hamel