A red morph eastern screech-owl near Kincardine, Lake Huron submitted to the Christmas Bird Count. Photo by Kiah Jasper
Even though Christmas is over, there is still time to participate in the Christmas Bird Count!
The Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running community science project with thousands of volunteers contributing to one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used by conservation biologists, environmental planners, and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.
With over 100 counting sites registered in the Great Lakes watershed, there are ample opportunities to get outside, connect with other nature lovers, and contribute to the study of your local wildlife.
To learn more about the Christmas Bird Count, find counting sites, or see data summaries from past years visit Birds Canada.