Looking for an opportunity to get your family outside this Christmas Holiday? Join Wildsight and the Rocky Mountain Naturalists (the “Nats”), as well as tens of thousands of other bird enthusiasts worldwide, for the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Counts taking place in Kimberley and Cranbrook.
Novice or experienced, the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is for everyone! New birders are asked to consider participating in an “early bird” orientation session in their area in early-mid December, prior to the counts after Christmas. No matter what degree of expertise you have, all data collected during local CBCs will help the society study the health of winter bird populations over time and to guide conservation strategies.
Wednesday, December 6th @ 8 am – Early Bird (Orientation) Session, Cranbrook
Wednesday, December 13th @ 8 am – Early Bird (Orientation) Sessions, Kimberley & Cranbrook
Wednesday, December 27th @ 8:30 am – Christmas Bird Count, Cranbrook (meet @ Elizabeth Lake)
Saturday, December 30th @ 8:30 am – Christmas Bird Count, Kimberley (meet @ Kimberley’s Platzl)
If you’re interested in learning more about birding and offering your help at a local count, please register with Diane Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org in Kimberley, or Daryl Calder at email@example.com in Cranbrook.
Even more details area available on the Rocky Mountain Naturalists website.