Christmas Bird Count 2021
DECEMBER 3, 2021 — It’s December, and avid birders across the world know what that means : The Christmas Bird Count is almost here! Once again birders in New Brunswick will be bundling up and heading out to count birds.
Within each Count Circle (area measuring 24 km in diameter that stays the same each year), a date sometime between December 14 to January 5 is chosen and volunteers identify both the species of birds and the number of individuals observed, either in the field or at home watching their feeders.
Anyone interested in spending a few hours outdoors over the Christmas season and participating in North America’s longest running citizen science project can contact any of the Count Circle coordinators. If you get outdoor with the thousands other North Americans who have been participating for over 100 years, you just might be surprised at how many birds call New Brunswick home during the darkest and coldest time of the year.
List of 2021-22 counts for New Brunswick*:
- Dalhousie: December 14 (Contact: Anne Marie Leger)
- Cape Tormentine: December 14 (Contact: Mr. John Klymko)
- Fundy National Park: December 17 (Contact: Neil Vinson)
- Tracadie-Sheila: December 17 (Contact: Jolande St-Pierre)
- Moncton: December 18 (Contact: M. Roger LeBlanc)
- Caraquet: December 18 (Contact: email@example.com)
- Sackville: December 18 (Contact: Mr. Sean Blaney)
- Sussex: December 18 (Contact: Dianne McFarlane)
- Edmundston: December 18 (Contact: Mr. Roy LaPointe)
- Red Bank-Sunny Corner: December 18 (Contact: Dave McLeod)
- Hartland: December 18 (Contact: Nathan Staples)
- Saint John: December 19 (Contact: Don MacPhail)
- Shediac: December 19 (Contact: Raymonde Chartier)
- Miramichi: December 19 (Contact: Pam Watters)
- Jacquet River: December 20 (Contact: Carole Doyle)
- Matapedia: December 21 (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Memramcook-Hillsborough: December 21 (Contact: Yolande LeBlanc)
- Minto/Chipman: December 27 (Contact: Elizabeth Mills)
- Restigouche: December 28 (Contact: Margaret Doyle)
- Springfield: December 29 (Contact: John Rodger)
- Woodstock: January 1 (Contact: Nathan Staples)
- Mactaquac: January 1 (Contact: Dr. Bev Schneider)
- Quispamsis-Hampton: January 2 (Contact: Jim Wilson)
- New Jersey-Neguac: January 2 (Contact: Dave McLeod)
*List updated December 16, 2021
Bookmark this page and check back often as we will be updating this list as more counts are announced. You can also check out the Birds Canada interactive count map here.