Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey – Sept/Oct 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
Golden Branch
Invermere Branch

Do you love the Columbia Wetlands, birds, and being outside?  If so, participating in the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) this fall may be for you!

Migratory bird surveys will be occurring in the Columbia Wetlands this fall from 10am-1pm on each of the three following dates:

•           Friday, September 29th

•           Thursday, October 5th

•           Sunday, October 15th

We are currently seeking citizen-scientists 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 and Biodiversity Area (IBA) status for the Columbia Wetlands; data you collect may be used to help designate the Columbia Wetlands as an IBA!

A limited number of high quality optical gear sets can be lent to those in need.  Free in-class training sessions will occur in Invermere (Thursday – Sept 21st, 5-7pm) and in Golden (Friday – Sept 22nd, 5-7pm).

If you are interested in participating in the CWWS or would like more information, please email or call us at 250-344-5530.