Since 2004, the Cortes Island Museum has been organizing spring migration bird count
events. Because of COVID-19 restrictions again this year, we need to observe and count bird species individually. No registration is necessary. Jest email your results.May 8th
is the actual count day, but if you spot additional species on the 7th
or the 9th
, we will include them in our statistics. To participate, record the bird species sighted in your backyard, bird feeder, garden or wherever else you safely spot them. To assist you, a list of Cortes Island birds can be downloaded from our website – www.cortesmuseum.com
and is also included here in attachment.
After the count, email your list of species to cimastwincomm.ca. Include all bird species that you can positively identify. If you are unsure of a bird – take a picture and/or provide detailed field notes. Pictures are very important, and we love posting them on our website.
We will combine everyone’s observations and post them on our website https://cortesmuseum.com/bird-counting/
While you are out and about, keep your eye open for butterflies
. Check out our page "Butterfly Sightings on Cortes Island" https://cortesmuseum.com/museum/butterfly-sightings/
for more information. Report butterflies you spot during the whole summer, even if they are already on our list.