Christmas Bird Count
December 17, 2016(Victoria)

December 18, 2016 (Salt Spring/Sidney)
December 26, 2016(Sooke)
January 1, 2017 (Duncan)

Feeder Watch Online Count Form
(To participate, just fill out this form on count day. There is no fee to participate in the feederwatch. Don't forget to click the send button at the bottom of the form to submit your results!)

IMPORTANT: For each species, record the maximum number of birds seen at one time and at the end of the day choose the largest number to record as your count for the day.

Full Name:

Street Address:



Postal Code:

Count Circle

Count area for Victoria circle (if known):
You can check out the maps if you wish to know your zone.



Number of Observers:

Mark all the boxes that indicate when and for how many hours you watched your feeder on the count day.

Morning Afternoon

How long did you watch?

I watched my feeders, but no birds were present.

Is your feeder visible from the street? (We'll take this into consideration if counters were in your neighbourhood). Yes No

tPlease enter the HIGHEST number that you saw at one time during the day. Do not add separate observations together. Click on the bird name to see a picture.

Regular visitors at or around feeders

Unusual or rare visitors at or around feeders. Please try to get video or photos and/or make good notes of identifying field marks.


American Goldfinch   American Kestrel
American Robin   American Tree Sparrow*
Anna’s Hummingbird   Blue Jay* (This bird should have lots of white on it.)
Barred Owl   Bullock's Oriole*
Bewick’s Wren   Brambling*
Brewer's Blackbird   Common Redpoll*
Brown Creeper   Evening Grosbeak
Brown-headed Cowbird   Harris' Sparrow*
Bushtit   Merlin
California Quail   Mountain Bluebird*
Cedar Waxwing   Northern Mockingbird*
Chestnut-backed Chickadee   Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Raven   Orange-crowned Warbler
Cooper’s Hawk (please report coloured leg bands and numbers if visible)   Palm Warbler*
Dark-eyed Junco   Red Crossbill
Downy Woodpecker  


Rufous Hummingbird* (Common in spring and summer, but very rare in winter.)
European Starling   Rusty Blackbird* (would likely be a single bird in a flock of mixed blackbirds)
Eurasian Collared-dove  
Fox Sparrow   Savannah Sparrow
Glaucous-winged Gull   Townsend's Solitaire
Golden-crowned Kinglet   Townsend's Warbler
Golden-crowned Sparrow   Western Screech-Owl*
Great Horned Owl   Western Tanager*
Hairy Woodpecker   White-winged Crossbill*
Hermit Thrush   Wilson's Snipe
(formerly Common Snipe)
House Finch   Wilson's Warbler*
House Sparrow   Yellow Warbler*
Mourning Dove   Yellow-headed Blackbird*
Northern Flicker   Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Shrike   If you have a bird in your yard that is marked with an asterisk(*), shows on this bar chart with a very thin line or no records in December, please call 250-514-6450, preferably while you still have the bird in view.  
Northwestern Crow
Pacific Wren (used to be Winter Wren)
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Rock Pigeon
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Steller’s Jay
Varied Thrush
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Winter Wren - See Pacific Wren  
Others (Please list species and numbers.)


Total Species Seen

Total Individuals  


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Additional Notes or Comments

Don't forget to click the button below to send your results!


Other Results Submitting Options (or if you have trouble with this form.)

If you prefer, you may email your results to or mail your results to P.O. Box 5220, Station B, Victoria, BC, V8R 6N4.

If you wish, you can PRINT this FORM and work on it throughout the day. The completed form can then be entered into the online database for instant submission. Results must be received within one week of the count day to guarantee inclusion in this year's totals.