You'r einvited to join other central Alberta bird watchers by participating in the longest running and most important bird census in the world.
The Red Deer River Naturalists are holding their 2018 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on December 23.
Counts must be made during a single calendar day within the official CBC period and will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
You can also Owl (count before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.). There is no minimum time limit, and you can watch your feeders or count birds on foot, by car or using any other mode of transportation.
A Count area must fill (preferably) or fit entirely within a 24-km diameter official count circle.
It is important to record low and high temperatures, as well as snow and sky conditions.
All counters must record hours and kilometres walked/driven/skied, etc.
You can also record any interesting or unusual bird seen any time during the Count Week (three days before and three days after the official Count Day).
Please make sure, though, that you mark down when and where you saw the bird and what the bird was doing at the time. Add these birds to your tally sheet but make sure it is evident that it is a Count Week (CW) bird.
Tally sheets must be received by Dec. 29.
You can drop sheets off (Attn: Judy) at KWNC, mail to RDRN Box 785, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H2, or email to [email protected]. Put “CBC” in the subject line.
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