Join in on a pre-Christmas Bird Count on Nov. 21 and learn new skills.

Learn the art and science of birding

Explore the water and shrubs around the Tyee Spit to learn about birds that make their home there

Have you ever wanted to participate in the Campbell River Christmas Bird Count but are new to the area or to bird watching?

Are you not even sure what bird book works best locally, or what type of binoculars to buy?

Then this is the outing for you! Even though the Campbell River Christmas Bird Count is not till Sunday, Dec. 27, families and bird watching novices (or experts!) are invited to join us for a pre-Christmas bird count practice run on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to12 p.m.

You will explore the water and shrubs around the Tyee Spit to learn about birds that make their home there.

You’ll practice bird identification and recording, compare bird books and go over what the numbers on binoculars mean. There may even have info on bird apps for your devices. In the end, choice of equipment and books is a personal preference, but it helps to compare them in action in the field.

Meet at the Bird Blind on Tyee Spit (in the parking lot on the left at start of Dick Murphy Park – at playground) at 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 21, 2015; call Colin, 250-850-0884 or Luisa, 250-923-9918, or email (Colin) (Luisa) for more details on the Christmas Bird Count and how you can contribute to “Citizen Science”!

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