Desbarats Christmas Bird Count
Record all the different bird species you see in one day!
Download the complete data set from the Desbarats Christmas Bird Count here.
For more information about Christmas Bird Counts in general or to find another count, visit the Bird Studies Canada website for Canada or the Audubon website for the United States.
For any inquiries, The Kensington Conservancy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-782-2200.
You can help monitor and conserve North America's birds! Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world's largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.
You should be prepared to commit part or all of the count day 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 the birds they find.
Feeder watchers count birds at their feeders for a portion of the day.
The count circle has a 12km radius, centred around the former TKC office location (currently Loonie Toons Pontoons & Powersports) in Desbarats, ON. In addition to Desbarats, the circle count also includes the towns of Richards Landing, Hilton Beach and Bruce Mines. A map showing this circle is posted on this page.
If you wish to participate, please register below.