2023 Christmas Bird Count Results

This year was a really warm CBC with a high of 10 degrees Celsius, we started the day with rain but it proceeded to get drier as the day progressed. All the water in our area was open, yet that did not help with…

2020 Christmas Bird Count Results

Results of St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club 2020 CBC held on Dec 26, 2020. Photograph of Trumpeter Swan taken at Port Stanley Sewage Lagoon by Diane Dobson. We had natures coat of snow to thank for our success this year. Birds were flocking to…

2018 Christmas Bird Count

As December is upon us it is time to think about the 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count. This is St. Thomas’s 70th count. We will be doing the count on Boxing Day, Wednesday the 26th of December. This is the longest running citizen science…

2017 Christmas Bird Count

    The CBC took root over a century ago when 27 birders in 25 localities from Toronto, Ontario to Pacific Grove, California, led by ornithologist Frank Chapman, proposed a conservation-oriented alternative to the traditional ‘side hunt,’ a Christmas Day competition to hunt the…

2016 Christmas Bird Count Results

The day was cut a little short by the heavy fog in afternoon. We had new species of Dunlin found on beach in Port Bruce and Black Vulture spotted on beach at Port Stanley during count week. We had new highs with Golden Eagle(3),…

Birds of Elgin County

This book has 44 colour plates of birds and their nests in Elgin, many photos with chicks taken by Ron Kingswood and William Rayner. There are 335 species reported as of writing of this book in Elgin and the book covers each bird over…