The Kitimat Christmas Bird Count
The Kitimat Christmas Bird Count is happening on December 16, 2017
Count birds in your backyard, or count them in the field.
For more information contact April Macleod, compiler at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone the Kitimat Museum & Archives at 250-632-8950
What is a Christmas Bird Count
Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.
Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.