Christmas Bird Count For Kids

Join Bird Studies Canada (BSC) for the second annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) to learn about the winter birds in your community in a fun, family-friendly event!

The CBC4Kids includes a bird identification and binocular workshop to prepare participants for observing and identifying birds. Each participant, accompanied by an adult, will be part of a small birding team led by an experienced birder. The team will record the number of bird species and individuals along a pre-determined survey route. After a fun morning of bird-watching, all teams will re-group to tally their results and learn the importance of Citizen Science monitoring for bird conservation.

The CBC4Kids was first established in 2007 in Sonoma Valley, California, by Tom Rusert and Darren Peterie, whose successful annual event is now being conducted across North America. This year, BSC will be hosting two CBC4Kids events – the second annual event in Ontario and the first in British Columbia. Please register early as spaces are limited. For more information, or to register for an event, please see contact information below:

Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC *NEW*
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011
Contact: Karen Barry at bcprograms@birdscanada.org or 604-940-4688

Location: BSC, Port Rowan, ON
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Contact: Liza Barney at lbarney@birdscanada.org or 519-586-3531 ext. 128

If you are interested in organizing an event in your area, please contact Jody Allair at BSC for more information, jallair@birdscanada.org or 519-586-3531 ext. 117.

BSC’s 2011 CBC4Kids events are generously sponsored by The Gosling Foundation and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Source: Bird Studies Canada

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