Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count

Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event on Dec 30, 2017


A 118-year-old tradition is continuing this holiday season as volunteers gear up for the annual Christmas Bird Count in the Lanark County area.

Groups of volunteers and amateur bird watchers will band together over a period of several weeks to count birds at over 2000 locations.

Data from the count is sent to Bird Studies Canada, where it forms a definitive record of bird species in the area.

Four counts are taking place this year: near Carleton Place, Rideau Ferry, Pakenham, and the Lanark Highlands.

Each will cover a circular area with a radius of about 12 km, and each dedicates a single day to its count — the same day every year.

The Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count takes place on Dec. 30 and is open for volunteer registration.


Contact Us:

To register for the Feeder Counts, please email Feeder Coordinator Marj Montgomery ( or 259-3078 before Christmas. To register for the field count, please contact Marilyn Barnett preferably by e-mail at or call her at 613-259-2269.

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Project entered on: December 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

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