Welcome to MarshWatch!
MarshWatch is a new pilot program focused on wetland birds and amphibians for beginners.
Virtual webinars along with self-guided activities slowly build your identification skills without getting overwhelmed. The ultimate goal is to give you the skills to confidently submit a checklist of birds from a visit to a wetland of your choosing.
Live webinars take place every Wednesday evening, starting March 27 and run for 10 weeks, ending May 29. We encourage you to visit a wetland each week – there really is no better way to learn than to be out with the birds!
March 27, 2024 – The Wonder of Wetlands
April 3, 2024 – Basics of Bird ID – ID Session 1
April 10, 2024 – ID Session 2
April 17, 2024 – ID Session 3
April 24, 2024 – ID Session 4
May 1, 2024 – ID Session 5
May 8, 2024 – ID Session 6
May 15, 2024 – ID Session 7
May 22, 2024 – Review Session
May 29, 2024 – Program Wrap-up
Register for the 2024 webinars here
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Presentations, webinars, in-person events and more
MarshWatch acts a stepping stone for the Marsh Monitoring Program, a citizen science program returning to prairie Canada in 2024, by teaching the necessary identification skills without the pressure of a formal survey.