The 119th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season officially ended on 5 January 2019. Results are still coming in, but some highlights reported so far include a Western Kingbird seen during the Long Point count (a first for Ontario CBCs!) and surges in Eurasian Collared-Doves in the west (and even an appearance in Hamilton, ON).
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) are great ways to bring friends, family, and community members together to enjoy and explore nature in the winter. Whether you are an experienced or novice birder, you can join in by tallying birds in the field or in your very own backyard. NEW this year, CBC4Kids participants are also invited to take part in our CBC photo contest!
We would like to share some of your favourite memories from the 2018-2019 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) or Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)! To enter Bird Studies Canada’s photo contest, email us your best shots from this season’s CBC or CBC4Kids. The contest is open from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Each participant will be entered into a random prize draw, and three winners will be drawn (one for each category).
A successful 2017-18 Christmas Bird Count for Kids season has wrapped up in Canada. Fifty-eight events across the country gathered young birders to identify and count winter birds in their cities, parks, forests, prairies, wetlands, and coastal areas. An impressive 142 species were reported!
The Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) is a winter birdwatching event that shares the fun of the traditional CBC with new generations of young birders across North America.