Join the Canadian Backyard Bird Count – This Weekend

Great Canadian Backyard Bird Count
February 17-20, 2012

CARP is once again supporting the annual Great Backyard Bird Count Canada, in association with Bird Studies Canada, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society in the USA.

ZoomerNews Videographer Darrin Maharaj visited some CARP members and the Royal Ontario Museum to find out more about the Backyard Bird Count. (click on video below)

Canadian participation in the event was up last year as CARP members across the country took a little time out of their busy weekends to count.

The Great Backyard Bird Count creates a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.  Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

The internet is full of resources for beginner bird watchers, and the websites of of Audubon, Cornell and Bird Studies Canada are a great place to start.

CARP members are encouraged to get outside, or just spend some time at the window and share your count.

Although it’s called the Great “Backyard” Bird Count, the count extends well beyond backyards. Lots of participants choose to head for provincial parks, nature centers, urban parks, nature trails, or nearby sanctuaries.

Click on this link to find out how to participate and watch the video below for step by step instructions.

If you’d like to get in touch by email with other CARP members interested in participating in this event, send an email to [email protected] with your name and location, and he will try and introduce local CARP members to each other.