Countdown to the 2021 Pakenham-Arnprior Christmas Bird Count

The annual Pakenham-Arnprior CBC is coming up fast! If you have basic birding skills and would like to take part in the count that is held on Boxing Day, please contact Michael Runtz at

There are two ways to participate: you can be a field observer and cover an area (usually with someone else) for the day, recording all of the birds you encounter; or you can keep tally of birds coming to your feeders. The count area is a 7.5-mile radius circle, and includes Pakenham, Galetta, Cedar Hill, Waba and most of Arnprior (Division Street forms the western boundary of the circle).

Unfortunately, Kinburn is just out of the count circle, as is White Lake. Usually there is a pot-luck compilation after the count but this year, of course, that will not be the case. In its place, a Zoom compilation is planned. If you would like more information on the count, please feel free to contact Michael via email or by phone: 613-720-2503