General News · 9th December 2017
Christmas Bird Count – Sunday, December 17
Laurel Bohart will lead the Christmas Bird Count this year!
Each year CIMAS co-sponsors the Cortes Island Christmas Bird Count with Bird Studies Canada. 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.
On Cortes Island, participants will be divided into small groups led by an experienced birder, so no prior experience is necessary. A hot lunch (meat or vegetarian chilli, salad, bread & cookies) catered by Suzanne, may be reserved – $13/person.
A small donation to cover expenses is appreciated.
Participants are asked to pre-register by phone 250-935-6340 or by e‑mail cimastwincomm.ca.