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Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

Black and white Male Downy Woodpecker, standing on a branch
Male Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
© Parks Canada / D. Doucet

Kouchibouguac Christmas Bird Count

A fun family outing during the Holidays!

If you’re looking for a fun family activity this holiday season, look no further than Kouchibouguac National Park. On Wednesday, December 18th 2013, the park will host its 44th Annual Christmas Bird Count, a perfect opportunity to combine the excitement of friendly competition, a love of birds and winter fun.

New and experienced bird lovers are invited to join us in identifying and counting the various birds in the park that day.

A staff member will help participants select a route to travel by foot, skis, snowshoes, or automobile within the 12 km radius from Major Kollock Creek. The Christmas Bird Count at Kouchibouguac is the oldest bird count of any Acadian community.

The bird count is sponsored by the National Audubon Society, all over North America and will be their 114th count year. Every year families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission.

Residents with bird feeders within the count circle, from Pointe-Sapin to Kouchibouguac Village to Aldouane, can have their birds recorded in the event by contacting the park.

Participants planning to attend are encouraged to notify the park during the week preceding the event by calling: (506) 876-2443. Registration for participants to the Kouchibouguac Christmas Bird Count on December 18th will take place at the Administration Office from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.