Shell Lake Christmas Bird Count

Event Details

December 14th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shell Lake (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Join NCC for the first Shell Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which is one of many that occur across North America each winter. Learn more about the CBC project here.

Travel by vehicle throughout a portion of the count circle and record the birds you see along the way. Saskatchewan CBCs also document mammals, so record any mammals seen as well. For some extra fun bring along your skis or snowshoes to access some harder to reach spots!

Meet at the museum in Shell Lake – look for the red caboose!

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More Information

About Shell Lake (Saskatoon)

Shell Lake is a village located near Memorial Lake Regional Park: http://www.villageofshelllake.ca/about/ . The village is located in the east-central portion of the West Boreal Transition 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 Ryan Dudragne: Ryan.Dudragne@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

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.

People of all fitness levels can participate
We need you to bring some tools
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Winter footwear
Tools
  • Binoculars (if you have them)
Miscellaneous
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch