Christmas Bird Counts 2014

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Barred Owl in Fish Creek Park, Calgary, December 7, 2014. Photo by Tony LePrieur

The 115th annual Christmas Bird Count season runs from December 14, 2014 to January 5, 2015. There are many one-day counts taking place in the Calgary region. New participants are always welcome, and in many cases there are opportunities to contribute by watching birds at your feeder as well as by going out in the field. If you are interested in taking part, contact the count compiler.

There are over 2,600 Christmas Bird counts taking place this season. You shouldn’t have much trouble finding one near you on a date that you are available.

CBC circles

Just a few of the 2,600+ circles where counts are taking place this year. Calgary is near the centre of this screen shot, Edmonton near the top.

Here are details of a few of the nearby counts. You can find information on all of the Canadian counts on the Bird Studies Canada site, and more information on the Audubon site. If anyone can help fill in the blanks below or has updated information, please let us know at birdscalgary at gmail.com.

Location

Date

Compiler

Phone

Email

Calgary

Sun Dec 14

Phil Cram

403-228-4142

crampj at telus.net

Calgary Feeder Watchers

Sun Dec 14

Donna Wieckowski

403-276-7799

astolat at shaw.ca

High River

Tues Dec 16

Greg Wagner

403-333-1200

greg.wagner at athene.ca

Banff/Canmore

Sat Dec 20

Heather Dempsey

403-762-3056

hjdempsey at shaw.ca

Nanton

Sun Dec 21

Mike Truch

403-829-6986

mike_truch at shaw.ca

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Mon Dec 22

Yousif Attia

403-585-1125

ysattia at gmail.com

Horseshoe Canyon/Drumheller

Tues Dec 23

Mike Harrison

403-236-4700

tringa at telus.net

Cochrane

Sat Dec 27

Frank Hennessey

403-932-4986

Frankhennessey at gmail .com

Cochrane Wildlife Preserve

Sun Dec 28

Jamey Podlubny

svisser at ucalgary.ca

Sheep River/Turner Valley

Tues Dec 30

Doug Collister

403-637-2922

collistr at gmail.com

Fish Creek Park (1/2 day)

Thurs Jan 1

Jim Washbrook

403-613-9216

jwashbrook at prairiesky.ab.ca

Sundre (Snake’s Head)

Sat Jan 3

Doug Collister

403-637-2922

collistr at gmail.com

Exshaw

Sat Jan 3