With this crazy year we’ve had, the WAAC wanted to make sure our members knew of an option to get them out of the house and engaged with this fun activity!
Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.
Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.
121st Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between the dates of Monday, December 14, 2020 through Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Click https://www.birdscanada.org/bird-science/christmas-bird-count/ for more information and to find a bird count happening near by!
The Wallaceburg Bird Count will be held on December 27, 2020. Contact Steve at 519-784-1135 to get involved!