66th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition

66th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition

Sunday, December 17th – all day

Pre-registration required – For Experienced and Beginning Birders

The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 66th year, is the longest running wildlife survey in Peterborough County.  The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained within a circle with a diameter of 24 kilometers, centered on the intersection of Chemong Road and Sunset Boulevard.  This total count area is divided into smaller areas and a team of participants is assigned to each area.

The participants spend the day visiting various habitats within their area and recording both the number and species of birds observed.  At the end of the day all the parties will gather at a local establishment for supper and swapping stories.  The final results of the count will be compiled after.  All area parties will be led by one or more experienced counters.

Plan to participate in this Christmas tradition.  It is an excellent way to learn more about our wintering birds.  An unexpected species or two will highlight one’s day.

The Participants for this long-term bird monitoring programme were awarded the City of Peterborough Environmental Stewardship/Sustainability Award.

To register contact Martin Parker (count compiler) as soon as possible by phone (705) 745 – 4750 or by e-mail mparker19@cogeco.ca.  More details in the next Orchid.