Tis the season …. to count the birds

Written by  Wednesday, 05 December 2018 14:20
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Annual Christmas Bird Counts began in North America in 1990. It is North America’s longest running citizen science project. Results from the counts, which are conducted between December 14 and January 5 each year, are compiled by Bird Studies Canada and the Audubon Society. The counts are organised locally, taking place over a 24-hour period, and covering a 24km diameter circle. In our regions, there are counts in Lanark Highlands (on December 30 – contact Cliff Bennett – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Westport (December 14, contact Judy Briggs-Jude, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Frontenac Park (December 15 – see below – contact Carolyn Bonta, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Sharbot Lake (January 5 – contact Andrew Keaveny - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Kingston (December 16 – contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Frontenac Park bird count is presented by the Friends of Frontenac Park and incorporates some family friendly events. (the following was submitted by the Friends of Frontenac Park)

Christmas Bird Count at Frontenac Park

Celebrate winter birds and be part of the Frontenac Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Admission to Frontenac Provincial Park is free on December 15, so drop by anytime to meet our local birds, enjoy holiday crafts, and count birds for science. Family-friendly morning activities include a CBC for Kids from 11 am to 12 noon, then warm up afterward with hot chocolate and snacks. At 1:00 pm, join a team on a guided hike of park roads and trails as part of the official Frontenac CBC.  A great opportunity to learn more about birding from local experts while exploring different habitats. Dress warmly, and bring binoculars if you have them. Information: 613-376-3489. This is a free event, between 10 am and 3pm.

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