Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public after the Kenow Fire. Closures are still in effect for other areas due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage. Please see the up-to-date list of open and closed areas.

Event dates

Christmas bird count

Friday, December 15, 2017 (count week December 12-18).

Organized by the Crowsnest Conservation Society in collaboration with Waterton Lakes National Park.

On the official count day (December 15), volunteers can use the checklist provided at the self-registration in the Waterton Fire Hall to record the species and number of birds per species seen. There is a get-together at 2 pm for volunteers to share what they have seen. Results can be submitted at that time or submitted electronically within two weeks of the count day.

Volunteers can also record the species they have seen during the count week, which is three days before and three days after the official count day. Numbers of birds per species are not recorded on those days. 

More information

Check back for updates on event dates and locations. To register as a volunteer for any of the projects, phone 403 859-2224 or send us an email at