Annual Christmas Bird Count Edmonton


Click here to see 2019 results



This traditional citizen-science project contributes data to an immense database managed and analyzed by the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada. Thousands of Christmas Counts occur around the world. Edmonton, Alberta has been continuously participating since 1955!

In Edmonton, teams of participants organized by the Edmonton Nature Club scour the city on count day, to gather information on bird numbers. Edmonton holds the world record for participants for any count, anywhere.

Wild Birds Unlimited at 12204 107 Ave NW in Edmonton holds an annual Christmas Bird Count bird identification event to help people interested in joining the count identify common backyard birds for the Count.

To view comparative results of the Edmonton Christmas Bird Count from 2011 to 2017 prepared by Dave Cleary of Wild Birds Unlimited Edmonton, click here.

For a summary of Edmonton Christmas Bird Counts prior to 2011, see Geoff Holroyd's A Brief History of Edmonton’s 65 CBCs.

Edmonton Christmas Bird Count Website