BARRIE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
SATURDAY DECEMBER 20, 2014
It is that time of year again. You know, that time your friends give you funny looks when you tell them you are going to spend the day counting birds, or even stranger you are going to get up in the dark to find owls as well. That's right, it is Christmas Bird Count time. If you are tired of stting at home listening to all the scandals coming out of Ottawa and Toronto why not head on out on Saturday December 21 and join us for the 115th CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT in Barrie.
Teams of birders will survey a section within a 7.5-mile radius of Barrie and record individual numbers and species of birds. Novice and new birders are teamed with experienced members - a great way to get an introduction to winter birds and have fun.
For those less adventurous you can participate in the comfort of your own home by being a Feeder Watcher. Feeder watchers count birds visiting their feeders on the count day
A potluck supper for all participants and club members will be held at the church to end the day and present the results. Meeting starts at 18:00, and eating will commence at 18:30.
So what are you waiting for? Get the long johns out of the closet and come out and have some fun.
Project Feeder Watch
Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. Project FeederWatch is operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.
Welcome to our new club season. All meeting details and trip details are now up on the web page.
The latest issue of the Blue Heron is now available for club members to download. Simply log on in the bottom right corner of this page and then click on the Newsletter link in the top menu. Editor Paul Forde has put together an outstanding 20 page issue for you to enjoy.
What? You are not a member? You can get a taste by looking at the sampler of the latest issue by clicking here. If you like what you see download a membership form and mail it off so you can enjoy more.
Some new members (and old) are having difficulties logging onto the web site to access member's only content. I put together this short tutorial that should help you log on and change your password.
so I can update the membership data base to ensure you keep getting messages from the club.