Great Horned Owl

Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running Citizen Science survey in the world, and provides critical data on population trends. Tens of thousands of participants from throughout North America take part every year. For more information about the bird count, visit the National Audubon Society website.

Since 1994 the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory has hosted an Annual Christmas Bird Count in mid-December/early January for local birding enthusiasts. Routes include the Town of Slave Lake itself as well as sections to the north, east and west of town. (View a bird count map for our area) If you are interested in joining us this year please contact us for more information.

And don’t worry; you don’t have to be a bird expert to take part in this fun event. Common birds seen during the Christmas Bird Count include: Bohemian Waxwings, Black-capped Chickadees, Pine Grosbeaks, Common Redpolls, Blue Jays, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, just to name a few!

Robyn Perkins