Calling all young birders! Join us online alongside other families and experts for this annual bird survey event. This year’s event will give you everything you need to have your own bird counting adventure from your neighbourhood or local park. To start, we will show you how to tell your Kinglets from Kingfishers and Wigeons from Wood ducks with an intro to bird identification before going over some tools to use on your count. Check out our downloadable resources, here, to enhance your experience!
Christmas Bird Count for Kids website – Download ID guides, tally sheets, and view results from previous events
Birder Passport Activity Book – Collect all the badges in this family-friendly, printable activity book
Bird Cards– A great picture based resource to learn our local backyard birds
Bird Bingo – A bingo card for exploring bird activity in your yard or neighbourhood
Photo Identification Guide – Create a customized ID guide to bring on your walk by selecting your location
Explore Birds activities– Several fun activities and resources to learn more about birds
Families will have the option to share their bird count results by email to have their data included in this community science event!
This program is free for registration and is a collaboration between Birds Canada, NatureKids BC, and the Stanley Park Ecology Society.
*You must register in advance. Registration closes 30 minutes before the start of the program.
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
***This program is a pilot program, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.