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COUNT DAY: Saturday December 17, 2022

Join North America's longest-running citizen science program. We will be coordinating the 2021 Annapolis Royal Christmas Bird Count. 

Birds Canada Resource Page:


CBC Circle Map Annapolis Royal.jpg

Find the count near you, check the Nova Scotia Bird Society website

How can I participate in the count?

Field Counts

  • The Annapolis Royal circle has been divided into sub-areas, for individuals or small groups conduct surveys

  • When possible, we aim to pair new birders with experienced CBC participants. 

  • Observation sheets, which include space to record party effort, species, weather, contact information, rare bird reports, etc., will be provided to each team. 

  • There is no fixed amount of time that must be spent on a field survey. We ask that groups try to cover their area as fully as possible. 

Feeder Watch 

  • Anyone living within the Annapolis Royal circle can conduct a feeder watch from home. 

  • There is no set time that must be spent watching the feeder. You can break up the count into a series of small segments. Counts are based on the largest number of any species seen at a single time.

FIELD SHEETS (PDF downloads)

Field Count

Feeder Count

Overview and Instructions

Hard copies are available at the CARP office (314 St. George St., Annapolis Royal, NS. 

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