Peterborough Region Christmas Bird Counts

Participate in the longest running Annual Wildlife Survey

This is the 119 th year Christmas Bird Counts are being held across North America. Join this Christmas Birding Tradition.
It is an excellent opportunity to learn about our winter birds and participate the largest citizen-science project. If you are unable to participate in one of the field parties you can still assist by registering your feeder and counting the birds which visit during the day.

67th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition Sunday, December 16 – all day

The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 67th year, is the longest running wildlife survey in Peterborough County. The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained within a circle with a diameter of 24 kilometers, centered on the intersection of Chemong Road and Sunset Boulevard. This total count area is divided into ten smaller areas and a team of participants is assigned to each area.

Organization of this count is well underway and there remains opening for additional participants. Plan now to register and participate in this Peterborough Birding Tradition and long-term Citizen Science project.

To register contact Martin Parker (count compiler) as soon as possible by phone 705-745-4750 or by e-mail

33 rd Annual Petroglyphs Christmas Bird Count Saturday, January 5th

This is the second Christmas Bird Count conducted in the Peterborough Region by members and friends of the PFN. This count samples the bird life in an area which stretches from the north shore of Stoney Lake northward to the Aspley – Jack lake area. The compiler for this count is Colin Jones and new participants are welcome. Participants will be split
into a number of field parties, each covering a different part of the overall count circle. At the end of the day all the parties will gather to compile the final results. To participate in this count contact Colin Jones in advance at or by phone at 705-750-7998.

Other Counts in Ontario and Canada

Bird Studies Canada coordinates the Christmas Bird Counts for all of a Canada. If you are going to another part of the province or country during the Christmas period there may be another count for you to join. For information on locations and dates of other Canadian CBC’s visit the Bird Studies Canada web-site.