Register for Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Young Birder and Adult Tours for IOC.

Hi all it's that time of year again and I'm doing another Christmas Bird Count for Kids in Delta for youth aged 12-18 years old.

Please meet on December 16th at 9 am at the foot of 72nd St at the Boundary Bay Dyke. 

The event will end at 12 noon.

Come look for winter birds like Common Redpolls, American Tree Sparrows, Short-eared Owls and Rough-legged Hawks and other great birds at our CBC4Kids in Delta. The youth will be led by an experienced birder in a team setting. Each team will conduct a bird survey and record the number of bird species and individuals seen. All data we collect from our count will be sent to Ebird and Bird Studies Canada to aid in studies for bird conservation.

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids), based on the traditional Christmas Bird Count, is a fun winter birdwatching event that engages youth in real Citizen Science. The goal is to promote nature appreciation, ecological literacy, build bird ID and monitoring skills, and environmental stewardship in the next generation of naturalists.

More info on the program can be found HERE and a video HERE

Please bring binoculars, a toque, warm waterproof jacket and pants, warm waterproof boots, camera and scope if you have one! A scope will be provided for the group to share and a field guide. You are welcome to bring snacks but we have a strict NO NUT PRODUCT OF ANY KIND policy. Complimentary hot cocoa is provided.

Ages 12-18 are welcome.

Please register as soon as possible at this link HERE

Organizers:

BCFO Young Birder Field Trip Program promotes birding in youth aged 12-18 years old of all genders in several group field trips around the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Southern Interior and Vancouver Island. We promote a welcoming environment where they are treated with respect and as equals. Youth get outside while promoting healthy lifetstyles, connect to birds and nature and learn about bird biology and identifcation. Youth in our group enjoy the simple joys of watching birds while fostering friendships and future bird conservation leaders. Please contact me at bcbirdergirl(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like to join this program.

Bird Studies Canada conserves wild birds through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.


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In regards to the upcoming International Ornothilogical Congress happening in August 2018, so far we have two young birder field trips up online for registration:

1. REIFEL MIGRATORY BIRD SANCTUARY, BOUNDARY BAY& ROBERTS BANK, DELTA TOUR ON AUGUST 24, 2018

2. SQUAMISH ESTUARY, SEA TO SKY GONDOLA, & PORTEAU COVE ON
AUGUST 27, 2018

Please register your interest now HERE and payment will be required in the new year. Two more field trips will be posted at the same link by Jan 2018.

These tours are for 12-18 year olds only.

Please share the link with your friends and post on social media!

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For adults interested in doing tours during the 2018 International Ornithological Congress, they are all up online HERE and HERE. I will be co-leading the tour with Ilya Povalyaev below:

FRASER RIVER DELTA / BOUNDARY BAY TOUR
SHOREBIRDS FOCUS ON
AUGUST 17-19, 2018.

Please register for this tour now and join me! It will be great fun as we look for shorebirds of all kinds. If you can't do this tour or shorebirds aren't your thing, there are many great options to choose from at the links above.

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