James Island Christmas Bird Count
December 16th, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
James Island, Saanichton, British Columbia
Inventories and Monitoring
Get outside with NCC this winter and join us as we partner with the Audubon Society and the 119th Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This is just one of many events happening across North America this winter.
This is a special opportunity to access James Island which is not normally open to the public. It also happens to be a great way to get outside this winter, have some fun and spot new birds. Everyone is welcome, whether you are new to birding or an experienced birder, this event is for you!
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Located just twenty minutes by boat from the town of Sidney, James Island is home to the provincially-significant coastal sand ecosystem, which provides critical habitat for a number of rare and endangered species. The dynamic sand spit and dune ecosystem provides habitat for Yellow sand verbena, which is the exclusive host to the endangered sand verbena moth. The plants and wildlife of James Island rely on the dynamic processes of sand movement to create the unique conditions in which they can thrive.What you will be doing
Participants will count and record each bird species observed throughout the day as well as their time spent counting and distance traveled. Each group will have a designated route to ensure no overlap in counts.Why you will love it
You'll be joining tens of thousands of 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?
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Bird observations can be collected anytime between midnight and 11:59 pm on the count day, and you may count for as long or as little as you wish! All skill levels of bird identification is welcome!
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)
- Camera (optional)