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Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Counts are open to everyone.

Roger Frost Birdwatching © Noah Cole

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.

Barred Owl

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