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 May 10 and run for 10 weeks, ending July 12. We encourage you to visit a wetland each week – there really is no better way to learn than to be out with the birds!
May 10 – The Wonder of Wetlands [recording available]
May 17 – Basics of Bird ID – ID Session 1 [recording available]
May 24 – ID Session 2 [recording available]
May 31 – ID Session 3 [upcoming]
June 7 – ID Session 4
June 14 – ID Session 5
June 21 – ID Session 6
June 28 – ID Session 7
July 5 – Review Session
July 12 – Program Wrap-up
Register for the webinars here
Submit Observations on NatureCounts
Test your knowledge
Resources (coming soon)
Datasheets, ID help
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.