This year is the Bird Studies Canada 113th annual Christmas Bird Count. As usual the Elk Island bird count will be held on Boxing Day and will be hosted in the Trades Shop in the Park's administration compound.
This is an informal event. The Trades Shop will be staffed from 8 am to 6 pm to provide registration details, refreshments and information. Keen birders can start as early as they like. Completed checklists can be returned to the Trades Shop or mailed to the Friends for input into the database.
There is no fee for the event but normal Parks Canada entry fees may apply.
Click here for information about Bird Studies Canada and the Christmas Bird Count.
The bird count is funded by charitable donations and Bird Studies Canada welcome your support. If you wish to make a donation to support the event please click here.