Nature Guelph is proud to organize the Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids every year for Guelph and area youth and their families. The 2018 count will be held at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area Nature Centre on December 29th, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
About the Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids
Every year Nature Guelph organizes the Guelph Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids; a fun, family-friendly birdwatching event that promotes nature appreciation and environmental stewardship. Just like the regular Christmas Bird Count, this event gives participants the opportunity to learn some skills and participate in citizen science, providing valuable winter bird population data for bird conservation.
Young birders of all ages and skill levels (and their parents/guardians and family) are welcome! A $5 donation to Bird Studies Canada is suggested.
The morning begins with an introduction to using binoculars and how to find and identify birds, to prepare young and new birders for an enjoyable counting experience. Expert leaders then lead small teams on birding excursions for 1-1.5 hours, and have lots of fun along the way! Participants meet at the end of the morning to tally results, share highlights of their birding adventures, and enjoy light refreshments. Count results will be submitted to eBird Canada for their permanent database, so that they can be used for future research.
Bring your binoculars if you have them, or use ours if you don’t. And don’t forget to dress for the weather. We hope to see you there!
If you are interested in becoming a team leader or would like more information, please email Ann Schletz