Christmas Bird Count (East Braintree, MB)
December 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Do you love birding? Are you excited about community science?
Our annual Christmas bird count is coming up at the Boreal Ecology Centre in East Braintree on December 17.
Bring warm clothes, binoculars, a camera (if you have one), and snacks (we will provide lunch). Please also bring what you feel you need to hike winter trails (snow pants, hiking poles, etc.)
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.
This is a great opportunity to explore the birds that we have in and around the Boreal Ecology Centre and engage people in conducting citizen science. This is part of the work that we want to take on in order to promote connections at the Boreal Ecology Centre that can contribute to conservation.