Friends of Elk Island Annual Christmas Bird Count

  • December 26, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Location: Tawayik Lake, staging area shelter.

Bird counts are a citizen science approach to monitor bird populations and diversity across the globe. The data will be added to the 114 year history of data already collected by the Audobon Society for Christmas Bird Counts. This data is used by Scientists to determine long term trends, understand species ecology and for conservation purposes. Get involved with real science in action by coming out and searching for common, and rarer winter bird species. We will meet at the Tawayik lake trail entrance in the shelter. Bring your binoculars, bird books and friends. All are welcome! We will have fresh baked chili, warming fires, coffee, bird recording data sheets, fun and laughter. :) Let out that inner scientist in you!

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  • Imran H.

    Hmmm. I can't remember now. Is there really only the one shelter at Tawayik Lake? Assuming I don't need to be more specific to guests? :-)

    December 25, 2013

    • Ian B.

      There will be signs up along the parkway and on to the destination.

      1 · December 25, 2013

  • Bob

    It's been several years since I've done a Christmas Bird Count at Elk Island, but over the years I've probably helped with about a dozen of them. This time, I'll probably have to leave around lunch time, as I may have an appointment back in the city in the afternoon.

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Ian B.

      We will be happy to have an experienced birder out. No worries about having to leave early but make sure you stop by for some chili before you head out. :)

      December 23, 2013

  • Imran H.

    This should be awesome! I love the bird count! :)

    December 16, 2013

    • Imran H.

      Oh also.. I hope it's alright. Was hoping to bring my eleven years old boy. Who's really not too outdoorsy so.. he'll be pouty. :( Oh well! :)

      1 · December 18, 2013

    • Ian B.

      There will be a fire and food and marshmallows! :)

      December 23, 2013

  • Imran H.

    Thinking I may add this event into my 'Canadian Rockies Photo-Hikers' group too as I'm sure many members would be into the opportunity for a hike and some bird photography too. Assuming it's alright?

    1 · December 18, 2013

    • Ian B.

      That would be great! Thanks very much. :)

      December 23, 2013

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