Come birding with us this winter and contribute to citizen science

Round up your birding friends and help us count the birds this winter!

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) is a fun, family-friendly bird watching event that takes place all across Canada and the US in December and January each year. CBC4Kids events are all about creating enthusiasm for birds, building bird identification skills and making a real contribution to important citizen science for bird conservation.

Watch this video to learn more about this great annual initiative.

Last year NatureKids BC was the largest single organizer of the event across North American!

This year we will also host a number of events, including in Vancouver, North Vancouver and the Tri-cities area. Check our calendar to see if your local club is participating.

CBC4Kids events are coordinated by NatureKids BC and other naturalist groups.  The format is typically this: experienced guides show participants how to identify local birdlife and use binoculars, then lead them outside to find and count birds. After their adventures, the young Citizen Scientists share their observations and their findings are submitted through an online checklist and reported to eBird, where they can be used in scientific research.

CBC4Kids was established in 2007 by Sonoma Birding in California. Bird Studies Canada joined as the Canadian partner in 2010 and NatureKids’ clubs and members have been involved since 2011.

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