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Kids Bird Count

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Nature NL, in collaboration with Jared of Bird the Rock, is excited to be hosting another bird count for kids on Saturday January 5th 2019. This morning event will bring all the fun and learning of the adult bird counts to the younger set.

Meet at 10am in front of (not inside) the Bowring Park Lodge at Bowring Park, St. John’s NL (see attached map for exact location). After a short introduction, we will divide into groups (each with a Nature NL leader) and start the count. The count involves walking around the area(s), listening and looking for any and all birds, and recording everything we see during that time. After the count, we’ll wrap up with some snacks and talk about what birds we saw and share some stories. We will submit the data to Bird Studies Canada and eBird afterwards, just like all the other counts across the country, so we’re a small part of a very big citizen science project!

If you have binoculars, field guide, or a spotting scope, you can bring those as well. We will provide a few extra pairs of binoculars and some small field guides for kids. If you have any questions, please message Nature NL on our Facebook page or contact naturenl@naturenl.ca. There is no cost to attend. If you use Facebook, please RSVP on our event so we can get an idea of numbers for things like snacks and volunteers.

Notes about the weather:
– Please dress very warmly (birding often involves a lot of standing!).
– Conditions may be icy, so we encourage you to wear good boots and ice grippers if possible.
– If the weather is unsafe for driving or unsafe for outdoor activities (such as a huge storm!) we will postpone the event until Sunday Jan 6th; please check our Facebook page before heading out as any cancellations will be posted on our page and this event page by 9am that day.

You may leave the event at any time if your kids can’t attend the full event; just let your group leader know before you leave so we can account for everyone. We won’t be feeding ducks or other birds during this event, although we will watch for birds at some bird feeders!

Hope to see you there!

Map (meet in front of #3, Bowring Park Lodge): http://www.bowringpark.com/usr/documents/bowringpark_map.pdf


January 5
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


Bowring Park

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