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Christmas Bird Counts in Niagara

There are four Christmas Bird Count events in Niagara this year. Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization. Learn more

Contact the organizer below to find out more about these events and how to get involved.

December 16, 2018: St. Catharines, Contact Bob Highcock

December 27, 2018: Niagara Falls (feeder watch), Contact Marcie Jacklin

December 29, 2018: Port Colborne, Contact Drew Campbell

January 5, 2019: PeachTree, Contact Bruce McKenzie

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Efforts from many key partners in the RAP Team continue to help complete priority actions for the restoration, protection, and enhancement of the Niagara River ecosystem. This initiative is made possible through the financial support of the Government of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

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