Christmas bird counts set for Dec. 27 and 28

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CORNER BROOK — The Humber Natural History Society will run Christmas bird counts for children and adults later this month.

The Christmas bird count for kids will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 27.

This event is open to young birders between the ages of six and 14.

Participants will meet in the community room at city hall and will take part in a classroom session on birds and binoculars. After that they’ll head out on a trail walk from city hall with parents and birders.

Following the walk they’ll return to city hall for lunch and to tally the data collected.

To register for the children’s bird count, contact Emily Herdman by email at emily. herdman@gmail.com. Participants should bring a parent of adult with them for the day, binoculars and a bird field guide if possible. They should also wear warm clothes and appropriate footwear.

The children’s bird count will be followed on Dec. 28 with the annual Corner Brook Christmas bird count.

Participants will walk, ski or snowshoe within the area of a circle which is 24 kilometres in diameter, and takes in Corner Brook, Steady Brook, Massey Drive and the surrounding countryside from Loggers School Road to Mount Moriah, Meadows and Hammond Farm.

Anyone interested in helping for an hour, or two, or for all day, can contact Lois Bateman at lbateman@grenfell.mun.ca or 634-7206.

In case of bad weather the count will be held on Dec 29.

 

 

Organizations: Humber Natural History Society

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Steady Brook, Mount Moriah

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