The Edmonton Nature Club is pleased to sponsor the Edmonton count. This traditional citizen-science project contributes data to an immense database managed and analyzed by Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society. Thousands of Christmas Counts occur around the world. Edmonton, Alberta has been continuously participating since 1955 and holds the world record for number of participants!
Come out for the count!
Feeder watchers tally birds in their yard and teams of counters (referred to as bush beaters) scour the city, on a specified date in December, to gather information on bird numbers. Hundreds of people participate in Edmonton. If you would like to join us for the Count check out the Participate page to get all the details. The Edmonton Nature Club hosts a "Birds of Christmas" presentation in December. There may also be events organized to help you identify winter birds and explain how to count your feeder birds. Visit the Edmonton Nature Club (ENC) Calendar for listings.
Christmas Counters by Gerald Romanchuk
In addition to the Edmonton count another 40 or so events are held in Alberta in December and January. Some local dates and contacts may be found on the Edmonton Nature Club (ENC) Calendar