Do you love the Columbia Wetlands, birds, and being outside? If so, participating in the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) may be for you!
Migratory bird surveys will be occurring this spring from 8am-11am on each of the three following dates:
- Monday, April 3rd
- Monday, April 10th
- Sunday, April 16th (please note that this is Easter Sunday)
We are currently seeking citizen-scientists like you to survey for birds near Golden, Parson, Spillimacheen, Brisco, Radium, Wilmer, Lake Windermere, Invermere and Columbia Lake. A major goal of the CWWS is to collect baseline data necessary for achieving Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the Columbia Wetlands; data you collect may be used to help designate the Columbia Wetlands as an IBA!
We are also learning more about where the most significant staging and feeding areas are in the Columbia Wetlands for more than 30 migratory bird species (including species-at-risk).
A limited number of high quality optical gear can be lent to those in need. We also offer free CWWS training modules as follows:
In class training sessions
- Invermere – Thursday, March 23rd, 5-7pm
- Golden – Monday, March 27th, 5-7pm
Training in the field:
- Invermere – Saturday, March 25th, 9am-10:30am
- Golden – Saturday, April 1st, 9am-10:30am
If you are interested in participating in the waterbird surveys or would like to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 250-344-5530.