1st Berwick Winter Solstice Bird Count!


Saturday, December 21, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Berwick is not in the official Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for the Blomidon Naturalists Society…. so… lets have our own! At last months event Bernard Forsythe prepared us for the identification of common winter birds and I feel pretty confident that we can do it! The Kingston Birders have informed me that they have a packed day on the 21st and are unable to attend our event this year. I hope to have someone from their group next year to talk with us.

You are invited to the first Berwick Solstice Winter Bird Count at my wild bird feeding station. Come to my house (424 Bentley Rd. in South Berwick) at 10am. In years to come we could travel around to other feeding stations in the area. If you know of anyone who has an active feeding station please let me know for next year.

Activities for this event:

  • 10:00am – bundle up for a short hike around the trails to see what birds are around – if there is snow on the ground (and I hope there is) feel free to bring skis or snowshoes and I will see if I can borrow the ones at the Recreation Centre in Berwick for those who do not have any.
  • 10:45am – Making Wild Bird feeding ball for you to take home. Please bring an old mesh onion bag if you have one for the ball (see picture below).
  • 11:15am – Counting Birds at the Feeding Station. Hot Chocolate too!

Later in the evening we will gaze at the stars (if weather permits) to observe the longest night of the year; the Solstice and the beginning of winter. I will explain what the solar year means to us and to the creatures we share this planet with . See the separate post for details.


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Marina Myra and Nick Hill's Property

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