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Christmas Bird Count

Black-capped Chickadee Photo: Julie Clement

Thank you for your interest in the Christmas Bird Count (CBC). If you wish to create and be a Compiler for a new Count Circle in a geographic location not yet covered (see map for locations of registered circles), please complete and submit the application form below. Once it is reviewed, the CBC team will contact you. For additional information about the CBC in Canada or to follow up on an application, email us at cbc @

To increase the likelihood that your new circle will be successful, we highly recommend running a trial (pilot) count for one season before submitting your application. In running a trial count, unanticipated logistical problems may be discovered, and you can make sure your circle includes the best possible combination of local habitats, as well as ensure you have enough participation to adequately cover the area. The trial count is also important as once a new count has been registered the location cannot be changed (see map for locations of registered circles).

Please review the Christmas Bird Count Canadian Compiler Manual BEFORE completing an application for a new Count Circle. 

Christmas Bird Count New Count Circle Application Form

e.g., Morris, Manitoba
e.g., Morris-Saint Jean Baptiste CBC
e.g., 49.354649, -97.364686
e.g., Intersection of Hwy 23 and Montreal Ave.
Please provide additional details from your trial run. Indicate the number of volunteer field and feeder counters you expect or that participated in your trial count (ideally a minimum of 10 individuals). Include other relevant information that outline your suitability to compile a new count.
Click or drag files to this area to upload.You can upload up to 5 files.


Find a count near you (click on map)

For more information, or data entry support, contact:

Yousif Attia
Christmas Bird Count Coordinator

CBC @ 

1-888-448-BIRD (2473) ext. 198

The Christmas Bird Count is a program of the National Audubon Society and managed by Birds Canada.