Join the Club de miroise de l’Est Ontarien (MireoisEont) and the Club des ornithologues de l’Outaouais (COO) for the 11th annual Alfred-Montebello area Christmas bird count on December 26! Explore the shores of the Ottawa river in a census circle that extends across a 25 kilometre radius, covering parts of Ontario around Alfred and the towns of Fassett, Montebello, Papineauville and Plaisance in Quebec. Pre-registration required; for the Ontario sector, contact Christine Trudeau-Brunet at  613-632-8356 or [email protected]; in Quebec, contact Alain P. Tremblay at 819-776-3210 or [email protected].  Whether it’s to explore the field or simply to count the birds at your feeders, all are welcome. For detailed information on all of COO’s activities, visit them on Facebook or their website,