Saint John Christmas Bird Count information is available from two sources primarily. One source is the annual provincial compilation of Christmas Bird Counts from around the province as published by the NB Museum from 1956 to 1968 and continued by Nature NB from 1969 to the present. The data in these compilations is close to – and generally intended to be identical to – the data posted to the international CBC database hosted by Birds Canada and Audubon. (Saint John’s CBC data, from 1945 and 1946 and continuously from 1957, is part of the Birds Canada/Audubon database only from 1960-1966 and since 2017.)

 
The other source of CBC data is the Field Reports prepared by the compiler at the end of each Count Period. Sometimes these reports are hand-written notes done almost in code; other times they include a table of observations by sector within the Count Circle as well as a narrative with a bit of analysis or a few anecdotes concerning the year’s count.

 
Saint John CBC data from all published sources is available through the Nature NB website by clicking here. Field reports, to the extent that they have been scanned and uploaded (or found), are available via the link to each year below.
 

Which source is the better one? It’s hard to say, but for the fullest perspective on a year, best to look at both isn’t it?  Use all the big data that is available…


1945
1946

1957
1958
1959

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

1970
1971

1972
1973
1974
1975

1976
1977
1978
1979

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985 – 2005 – searching for them; maybe at the NB Museum?

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

2022 – Will be available soon