View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!
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February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am PST
Great Backyard Bird Count at Scout Island
The anual Great Backyard Count (GBBC) is coming on February 17-20, 2017. On Saturday February 18, 2017 from 10am-12pm local bird expert Cathy Koot and environmental educator Paula Laita will be leading the GBBC at Scout Island. We will be learning how to identify the birds at local feeders and the importance of the GBBC as a citizen science event. We will do a short bird ID introduction and count birds at the feeders. We will also have time for a birding walk and games!
For registration, please call 250-398-8532.
If you cannot come to this event, you can still participate by counting birds at your own backyard on February 17-20 and submitting the information on the GBBC website: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.
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.