Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Record #: MCA0242
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020
Last Full Update: 24 Jul 2020


Located In Annapolis Valley Region
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region


Contact David Currie, Regional Coordinator, Nova Scotia Bird Society

Description & Services

From the Nova Scotia Bird Society website (link noted above): 
The very first Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in Nova Scotia was conducted on December 23, 1913 when Harrison F. Lewis and E. Chesley Allen saw twelve species of birds during the first Yarmouth Count. This count was done again in 1914 and 1915 before Robie Tufts joined them by starting the Wolfville CBC. The results of the early counts were published in Bird-Lore, then in the Canadian Field Naturalist and finally in our own Newsletter. You can find our first CBC in the August 1956 Issue of The Nova Scotia Museum of Science Newsletter in the Library/Resource Centre of our Website. 
Today, Nova Scotia boasts of an average of 32 counts per year and between those in the field and those counting birds in their backyard, we have over 1,500 people taking part. 
If you are interested at all in birds, want a bit of fresh air, something the family can all do, be part of a wonderful social event and contribute to the knowledge of birds in Nova Scotia and North America, this is definitely something for you!
In the Valley, counts in 2015 took place in Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, Kingston, Wolfville and West Hants.  
Contact information for the coordinator for each area may be found here: 
For more information about Christmas Counts in Nova Scotia, contact David Currie, Regional Coordinator, at the email address noted above.
Dates December, annually.