Bird Counts

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Local Christmas Bird Counts

Each Christmas Bird Count must be held on a single day between December 14th and January 5th and varies with the year.


Global Big Day

This usually takes place on the first Saturday of May and data is recorded on eBird. You need to joind eBird and enter your observations for that day.

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Cyril K. Coldwell Raptor Count

Nearly every year since 1979, a census of raptors has been taken in  late January or early February in eastern Kings County. The count is made for one hour on a specific day with observing parties assigned to designated areas to guard again over counting numbers.  This count of Bald Eagles and other raptors is named in honour of Cyril K. Coldwell. 

More birding Information

Birds Canada

Canada's national organization dedicated to bird conservation, with a mission to drive action to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of birds in Canada.

Get involved with Project FeederWatch

Learn about SwiftWatch and supporting Chimney Swifts.


Online database and app created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, that gathers and organizes bird data from birders, naturalists, researchers and scientists around the world. A citizen science platform transforming bird sightings into science and conservation.

Maritime Breeding Bird Atlases

One of the largest volunteer-based initiatives in Maritime history, and a major resource for conservation. Describes the distribution, abundance, habitat and conservation of 222 species of birds nesting in the region between 2006 and 2010.

Nova Scotia Bird Society

The provincial natural history society focusing on birds, with a mission to foster the appreciation, knowledge, and conservation of birds in Nova Scotia.