Calling all juveniles and fledglings!

Nature NL, Bird the Rock and Birds Canada are excited to be hosting another winter bird count for kids on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This morning event will bring all the fun and learning of the adult bird counts to the younger set.

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Peter Pan Statue next to the Duck Pond on the east side of Bowring Park.

The count involves walking around the area(s), listening and looking for any and all birds, and recording everything we see during that time. After the count, we’ll wrap up with hot chocolate, talk about the birds we saw, and share some stories.

All the data we collect will be submitted to Birds Canada and eBird, just like all the other counts across the country, so the winter bird count is a great way for you and your family to be a small part of a very big citizen science project!

Please feel free to bring your binoculars, bird guide, or a spotting scope if you have them; however, these are not necessary to enjoy yourself! We will provide a few extra pairs of binoculars and some small field guides for kids. We do ask that you:
– Please dress very warmly (birding often involves a lot of standing!)
– Wear good boots and ice grippers if possible, as conditions may be icy
– Bring a reusable mug to partake in hot chocolate

You may leave at any time if your kids can’t attend the full event; just let your group leader know before you leave so we can account for everyone. We won’t be feeding ducks or other birds during this event, although we will watch for birds at some bird feeders!

If the weather is unsafe for driving or outdoor activities, we will postpone the event. Please check our Facebook page before heading out as any cancellations will be posted on our page and this event page by 9 a.m. that day.

Hope to see you there!

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Start Date

Feb 01, 2020 - 10:00

Location

Bowring Park Duck Pond

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