The Christmas Bird Count is right around the corner!
From Dec 14–Jan 5, thousands of daylong, volunteer-run bird surveys will be held locally by naturalist groups. They are free and open to everyone – regardless of age or skill level. This year will mark the 116th year running in North America, making it the largest and longest running citizen science project in modern times.
Find the count nearest you here:
"The Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running citizen science project and a crucial part of Canada’s biodiversity monitoring database. [...]
Last year 4,100 people participated in 114 bird counts across Ontario. They recorded an astonishing 178 species and 1,394,498 individual birds. Here are some highlights: