‘Wolfville Christmas Bird Count’

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Date/Time

Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description

Sherman Boates has again invited us to join him on a short leg of his all-day-walk at Lumsden Pond Provincial Park to be part of the great annual event of counting the local overwintering birds. We will be participating in an ongoing tradition since 1900 that combines numbers from all across North America. “A vast pool of bird data has been created on the status and distribution of early winter bird populations. The count area is a circle that is 15 miles in diameter where volunteers count all the birds they see on the count day. All levels of birders are invited to participate in the Wolfville count.” Blomidon Naturalists Society
“From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission – often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.” Audubon
where:  we will meet in the parking lot at Lumsden Pond Provincial Park
when: 10am -12pm
what to bring:  some warm clothes & footwear, & perhaps a thermos of hot cocoa! I will bring the YNC binoculars.
please register for this event, dnmcln@ecologyfund.net
check out some great photos from last year’s count… 113th Photo Gallery, Audubon

 

 

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