Guelph’s 52nd Christmas Bird Count will take place on Sunday December 16, 2018!
About the Christmas Bird Count
Every December, people all over the world participate in a citizen science project called the Christmas Bird Count. The Guelph count takes place in a 24km diameter circle around the city, and is divided into sections. Birders go out in teams to identify and count as many birds as possible in a single day in their section and results are compiled at a “tally rally” at the end of the day. The data is an important contribution to knowledge of wintering bird populations and how they are changing over time. You can find more information on the CBC on Bird Studies Canada’s website at: http://www.bsc-eoc.org/volunteer/cbc/index.jsp?targetpg=cbcparticpate&lang=EN
People of all levels of experience are welcome to participate in each year’s count! The CBC is a great way to participate in avian science, and learn a little about the birds that spend their winters here in Guelph.
How To Take Part in Guelph’s CBC
To volunteer and to get more information (including where and when to meet and what to bring), volunteers are asked to contact one of the leaders of the 13 sections if you already know what section you want to count in (shown in the table below and on the accompanying map), or count coordinator Mike Cadman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 Section Leaders are listed below.
2018 Section Leaders:
|Area Number||Area Name||Contact||Phone|
|1||Hanlon Valley||Richard Baxteremail@example.com|
|3||Little Tract||Rohan van Twestfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5||Speed River||Ron Lohremail@example.com|
|6||West End||Larry Staniforthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|7||The Desert||Curtis Combdonemail@example.com|
|9||Eramosa River||Kyle Hornerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||Guelph Lake||Valerie Wyattemail@example.com|