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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

Submit Observations on NatureCounts

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.

We hope you join us!

In case you missed it live, you can watch past webinars below:

Be sure to check out the Bird Identification for Beginners webinar!

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