Bird Count Checklist

Join the Christmas Bird Count

December 2018 

 Buffalo Lake Nature Club

Stettler Circle - Sunday, December 16

Buffalo Lake Circle – Sunday, December 23 

Red Deer River Circle – Sunday, December 30 

You can help monitor North America's birds! To be involved in the Christmas Bird Counts, contact the local compiler at

You may participate as either a field observer or feeder watcher somewhere within the count circle. Field observers cover a portion of the count circle on their own or with a small group, counting all birds they find. Feeder watchers count birds at their feeders for a portion of the day. 

When you register, compilers will want to know how comfortable you are with identifying winter birds. A great way to learn the winter birds is to join a group of field observers for the day. No experience is needed, just sharp eyes and your time commitment.


December 23, 2018 at 1 PM meet at Charley Bird Residence in Erskine where we will divide into field observer groups. Groups will drive various routes within the 24 km diameter circle to look for our feathered friends who are around for the Christmas season. About 4 pm return to the Bird Residence for beverage and snack while we compile the results. Please bring a light snack


If you live within the circle but can not make it out for the count please consider watching your back yard bird feeders and sending us your observations.

Other counts on Dec. 23 with compiler contact:

  •  Circle 15 (Alix, Nevis, Ardley, Great Bend) call Claudia 587 877 2217

  •   Circle 5 (Coghill, Haynes, Joffre to Red Deer River) call Marie 403 598 1017

  • Central Alberta Christmas Bird Counts with Red Deer River Naturalists

December 30, 2018  Cancelled do to wind snow and weather conditions

the Red Deer River Bird Count  has will be Mark Higgins

Meet at the Waverly Club Room, Main Street and Alberta Ave, Erskine at 9 am - 12:30

 It would be nice to have 4 or more drivers as this area has many dead end roads due to the river valley, making it longer to cover. 

The same formate will be followed ending about 12:30 for light refreshments.

Again if you live in the Red Deer River Circle and cannot make it to the event but can watch birds at your feeder for a hour or so Please send us your observations