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General News · 23rd December 2018
New date: Saturday, December 29.

Each year the Cortes Island Museum, with co-sponsor Bird Studies Canada, organizes the Cortes Island Christmas Bird Count. In similar bird counts throughout North America, volunteers brave winter weather to add a new layer to over a century of data. These annual Christmas Bird Counts are the longest-running citizen science surveys in the world and all the observations are entered into the Audubon database.

This year on Saturday, December 29, the Cortes Island Christmas Bird Count will be led by Andy Ellingsen. Participants will be divided into small groups, each with an experienced birder, so no prior experience is necessary. One group will start in Whaletown, other groups will start in Mansons, so the best birding spots of the whole island will be covered. 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Observation 3 days before CBC and 3 days after are entered into the Audobon database as CW (count week). So please look out, make notes and call the Museum.

All participants must pre-register. Call the museum at 250-935-6340 or send us an email for more information or to register.

A small donation to cover expenses is appreciated.

We are sorry, but the hot lunch will not be available this time. Please bring your sandwich and the Museum will provide coffee & tea and hot apple cider.

Check our website for more events organized by the Cortes Island Museum