Breeding Bird Survey routes in Canada

Map of all active Breeding Bird Survey routes in Canada

Figure 1. Map of Canada showing all active Breeding Bird Survey routes. Map by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Map of Breeding Bird Survey routes in Canada. See long description below

This map shows all active Breeding Bird Survey routes in Canada. To find a vacant route in your area, please visit the United States Geological Survey's Vacant Route tool.

Graph of total number of Breeding Bird Survey routes run across Canada from 1966 to 2014

Figure 2. Graph showing Number of Breeding Bird Survey Routs Run Per Year in Canada from 1966 to 2014
Graph showing Number of Breeding Bird Survey Routs Run Per Year in Canada from 1966 to 2014. See long description below

This graph shows the total number of Breeding Bird Survey routes submitted to Environment and Climate Change Canada each year from the survey's inception in 1966 to 2014. These totals are also available in the "Canada" column in the table below.

National coverage of the Breeding Bird Survey broken down by the number of routes run per province or territory per year from 1966 to 2014.

Table 1: National coverage of the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) broken down by the number of BBS routes run per province or territory per year from 1966 to 2014.
Year AB BC NT MB NB NL NU NS ON PE QC SK YT Canada
2014 83 55 7 29 11 20 1 20 119 1 73 27 21 467
2013 89 54 11 34 19 17 1 19 128 4 84 25 13 498
2012 89 61 8 48 19 23 1 17 120 1 77 25 12 501
2011 95 62 6 44 23 32 1 18 124 1 79 25 17 527
2010 97 71 3 54 15 20 1 21 124 1 67 26 20 520
2009 99 64 6 61 19 19 1 19 115 - 61 27 11 502
2008 102 70 8 61 18 21 - 19 100 2 65 29 11 506
2007 98 69 9 61 22 20 - 20 102 4 73 22 14 514
2006 83 71 3 52 20 15 - 20 109 4 73 34 18 502
2005 89 72 6 39 19 14 1 20 78 1 61 34 19 453
2004 82 78 7 36 22 14 1 20 80 3 53 32 21 449
2003 84 73 4 43 17 14 - 13 82 3 51 36 12 432
2002 83 81 5 48 22 8 1 22 77 3 47 33 12 442
2001 96 75 6 44 23 9 1 26 90 3 53 45 12 483
2000 90 72 5 47 22 5 - 24 86 3 58 38 17 467
1999 84 69 5 38 18 8 - 29 90 3 55 32 12 443
1998 87 62 4 45 16 7 - 26 81 2 57 33 13 433
1997 82 60 2 46 17 6 4 28 84 2 62 31 13 437
1996 91 60 1 43 15 3 - 23 92 2 58 33 13 434
1995 91 67 1 40 15 7 - 22 92 2 59 27 15 438
1994 82 59 - 31 13 2 - 17 88 2 46 28 17 385
1993 65 55 2 31 15 3 - 15 63 4 46 28 15 342
1992 68 42 6 29 12 1 - 14 68 3 36 30 15 324
1991 48 50 5 33 16 2 - 13 54 2 38 27 13 01
1990 45 44 6 31 12 1 - 12 47 2 42 27 7 276
1989 40 41 6 30 13 1 - 12 48 2 26 26 9 254
1988 31 36 2 12 14 1 - 12 49 2 27 16 7 209
1987 32 31 1 17 17 3 - 13 49 2 24 22 10 221
1986 23 33 - 17 13 3 - 11 48 4 24 14 9 199
1985 30 36 - 13 15 2 - 12 44 4 29 17 - 202
1984 24 36 - 15 16 24   12 49 4 32 14 - 226
1983 26 32 - 15 15 23 - 11 53 4 34 21 - 234
1982 26 36 - 16 15 21 - 15 58 4 38 20 2 251
1981 38 38 - 18 19 14 - 16 56 3 40 20 - 262
1980 32 35 - 18 16 12 - 18 61 3 40 22 2 259
1979 27 35 - 18 17 1 - 18 54 3 41 23 - 237
1978 27 34 - 16 19 3 - 17 57 4 35 18 - 230
1977 22 34 - 16 19 2 - 19 63 4 20 21 - 220
1976 29 42 - 13 18 4 - 14 65 2 21 20 7 235
1975 33 50 - 13 16 6 - 17 60 3 24 20 5 247
1974 31 52 - 14 21 4 - 19 57 4 21 19 7 249
1973 37 36 - 12 22 2 - 20 54 4 24 28 5 244
1972 27 8 - 14 24 - - 23 48 2 27 20 1 194
1971 17 12 - 11 24 - - 21 53 2 25 13 - 178
1970 11 17 - 11 23 - - 20 46 3 33 10 - 174
1969 8 13 - 12 23 - - 20 40 4 20 6 - 146
1968 4 15 - 13 22 - - 20 36 4 14 3 - 131
1967 - - - 9 19 - - 20 3 4 9 - - 64
1966 - - - - 15 - - 14 - 2 3 - - 34
Total 2,677 2,298 135 1,411 875 417 14 891 3,444 135 2,105 1,147 427 15,976
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