Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count is the world’s longest running Citizen Science Project. The goal of the count is to have fun and learn about birds. As a bonus, the data collected helps scientists and others to track changes in bird populations across North America and around the world.

Birders at all levels of ability are welcome to join the count. More eyes are generally better and beginners can help find birds in each count area, for the experts to identify.

You don’t have to be an expert birder to volunteer or even to be and area leader.  Of course, it helps, but leaders mostly need to organize where their volunteers will spend their effort on count day, collect the results and make sure they get submitted to the count coordinator.

The map of the count circle below shows all 25 areas. Click on an area to see the description in the panel on the left-hand side. To enlarge the map, click on the square icon in the upper right-hand corner of the map.

2022 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

The 2022 Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, December 17th.

Detailed reports of previous counts are available from the link below (there was no 2020 count due to COVID).

A non-birder's take on Christmas Bird Count. © Jenny Hards
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