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NORTH OKANAGAN

December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Christmas Bird Count for Kids!

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) is a fun, family-friendly winter bird count event to celebrate birds while engaging youth and their families in real Citizen Science! The first CBC4Kids was established in 2007 by Sonoma Birding in California. The successful, annual event, now partnered with Bird Studies Canada, is being conducted across North America, promoting appreciation and awareness for birds and nature!

We will be participating in our own Christmas Bird Count next Sunday. We’ll bring our journals and binoculars to document the species we see. At the end of our event we’ll tally what we have and submit our findings and photos to Bird Studies Canada.

You can find more info here at: https://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/cbc4kids/index.jsp?lang=en&lang=en and our regional bird guide here (which you can print and bring): https://www.birdscanada.org/education/checklists/checklist.jsp?lang=EN&region=CAbcno&regionName=North+Okanagan%2C+British+Columbia&month=&week=&dt_day=9&dt_month=12&dt_year=2018

Location: Vernon Creek to Kinsman Beach. Please park at the far end of the ‘baseball diamond’ parking lot of Marshall Field. We will start here, walk along the creek, cross the road to Kin Beach and back.

Things to note: This is an off-leash dog area. If you have your own binoculars please bring them. Otherwise we have 4 pairs to share.

Details

Date:
December 9, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.