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Christmas Bird Counts

Southern Vancouver Island

2023 Christmas Bird Counts



Victoria - Saturday, December 16 
Preliminary results

Results by Zone

Ann Nightingale -   250-514-6450

Pender Island (includes Mayne and Saturna) - Saturday, December 16 

John Peetsma -

Sidney/South Salt Spring (includes Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney) - Sunday, December 17  

Daniel Donnecke -  Preliminary results

*Saanich Peninsula participants are to meet at Panorama Rec Centre entrance at 8:00 for assignments unless otherwise arranged*

North Salt Spring/Galiano - Sunday, December 17 (same day as the Sidney/South Salt Spring count)

Tim Marchant - if you wish to count on Salt Spring Island

Mike Hoebel - if you wish to count on Galiano Island

Sooke - Wednesday, December 27

Robyn Byrne -

Duncan - Saturday, December 30

Gail Mitchell/ Carol Milo/ Tania Tripp -

Christmas Bird Count for Kids - Saturday, December 16

Drop in between 1-3 pm Beckwith Park in Saanich.  Meet near the restrooms adjacent to the parking lot for a guided walk in the park! Last walk starts at 2:30. Questions?  Contact

See all the Count Circles in Canada and contact information here:

For historical information for all CBC circles, see

You don’t have to be an expert birder to participate. Novices will be teamed up with more experienced counters. I’d also be interested in recruiting some groups—walking groups, school groups, scout groups, or any other group that would like to support the activity. Anyone can help out by acting as a tally person or as a spotter. Most teams spend all of the daylight hours out in the field, but there is room for people who can only spend part of the day too. Come out for as long as you can! There are a few “keeners” who go out looking and listening for owls in the pre-dawn hours. There may be boats on the water again this year, so if that is your particular specialty, please let the coordinator know.

If you are curious, interested, would like to see lists and pictures of the region’s winter birds, or just need more information, please check the Christmas Bird Count site. If you have a preference to count in a specific area for the Victoria count, you may contact the team leader for the area directly.

Feederwatchers don’t have to register—just report your birds on the appropriate count day!

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