Inglis Christmas Bird Count
December 22nd, 2016, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Inventories and Monitoring
Join NCC for some birding fun at the 2nd annual Inglis Christmas Bird Count (CBC), just one of many taking place across North America each winter, click here to learn more the CBC project. All experience levels are welcome!
There are two ways to participate on the count day:
Field Observer: travel through a portion of the circle and record birds seen along the way. For some extra fun bring along your skis or snowshoes to access some harder to reach spots!
Feeder Watcher: Record the birds that come to your feeder from the comfort of your own home!
When you register please indicate: how you would like to participate, if you are beginner, if you are willing to act as a group leader, or if you already have a favourite birding route you would like to claim!
Afterwards join us for hot drinks & Christmas goodies where we will collect data sheets and swap stories!
Inglis is small town located between Riding Mountain National Park and Asessippi Provincial Park: http://www.inglismanitoba.com/index.htm. The town is located not far from the Lake of the Prairies in the northwestern portion of the Riding Mountain Natural Area.What you will be doing
Participants will count and record each bird species observed throughout the day as well as time spent counting and distance travelled. Each group/person will have a designated route to ensure no overlap in counts.Why you will love it
You'll be joining tens of thousands of other birders across North America in contributing to a 100+ year effort to collect consistent information on winter bird distribution. Not to mention spending a day watching birds, meeting new people and exploring!Questions?
Contact Carly Dow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bird observations can be collected anytime between midnight and 11:59pm on the count day, and you may count for as long or as little as you wish! However, we will set up a meeting at noon for those wishing to join up with a group or would like to get instructions, directions and data sheets in person.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Layers of warm clothing
- Winter footwear
- Binoculars (if you have them)
- Water bottle
- Bag lunch