The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) are great ways to bring friends, family, and community members together to enjoy and explore nature in the winter. Whether you are an experienced or novice birder, you can join in by tallying birds in the field or in your very own backyard. NEW this year, CBC4Kids participants are also invited to take part in our CBC photo contest!
We would like to share some of your favourite memories from the 2018-2019 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) or Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)! To enter Bird Studies Canada’s photo contest, email us your best shots from this season’s CBC or CBC4Kids. The contest is open from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Each participant will be entered into a random prize draw, and three winners will be drawn (one for each category).
If you have access to a birdfeeder and the internet, you can help Canada’s birds. As little as 15 minutes of your time between November and April will help scientists at Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology learn more about the status of bird populations in North America through the Project FeederWatch Citizen Science program.
Leaves change colour as we store our summer equipment and close up our camps or cottages. The abundance of harvest is on our tables. Some Canadians have had the dubious pleasure of seeing their first winter snow, while others enjoy classic fall rain.
We hope you have been taking pleasure in the birds that fall has brought to your area. As a Bird Studies Canada member, volunteer, or supporter, you’re doing your part to sustain bird conservation and research – we hope you take pleasure in that, too. We’re very thankful for your contributions!