Saturday, November 28, 2015

BPQ's Annual Montreal Christmas Bird Count - Call for participants

The 2015 Montreal Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 19, 2015

One of Bird Protection Quebec’s (BPQ) most popular annual events, the Montreal Christmas Bird Count (CBC), will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The annual bird counts play a vital role in tracking local and national birding trends and are one of the most important events on the citizen science calendar.

We are looking for more people to join us on the count this year. If you have not participated previously but are interested in doing so this year, please contact us and we'll set you up on a team. It’s not complicated and it’s a lot of fun. You will be placed on a team with some experienced Christmas counters who will show you the ropes!

The 24 km-wide circle for the Montreal area count is centred at the intersection of Sherbrooke Street West and Westminster Avenue in Montreal West. An overview of the count, a map of the count circle, and the results from past years are all available on our website. Teams of birders are assigned to specific territories to cover as much of the circle as possible. In order to do that, as many participants as possible are needed.

If you live anywhere within the count circle and have feeders installed, but are unable to join one of our field teams, you can still assist us without leaving the comfort of your home. Our website explains how you participate as a FeederWatcher.

Complete information on the Montreal Christmas Bird Count, as well as the Hudson Christmas Bird Count being held on Sunday, December 27, is available on the following BPQ webpage

If you have any questions, or wish to register for the event, please contact Sheldon Harvey,  e-mail ... or telephone: 450-462-1459.

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