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The 2019 Kids Christmas Bird Count was part on an ongoing program run by of the Explore Science Club. Watch the video here
Christmas Bird Counts
Audubon's 120th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between Saturday, December 14, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Langley Field Naturalists participate in two of these counts - the White Rock/Surrey/Langley count and the Pitt Meadows count (which extends into Langley and Surrey. These are always exciting days for any bird lovers! Come help gather data for use in tracking climate change. Experts and neophytes are welcome - birders, drivers, recorders are all needed.
28TH DECEMBER, SATURDAY - LANGLEY/SURREY/WHITEROCK COUNT
Leader: Mike Klotz: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at 7:30 am at McDonalds Restaurant at 216th Street at Fraser Highway. The day ends with a light evening meal and a review of the results.
4TH JANUARY, SATURDAY - SURREY PORTION, PITT MEADOWS COUNT
Leader: Gareth Pugh: e-mail email@example.com
Contact Gareth for meeting place and time.
4th JANUARY, SATURDAY - LANGLEY PORTION, PITT MEADOWS COUNT
Leader: Bob Puls: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The second count we enter as a club is the Pitt Meadows count - where we have two areas - North Surrey and North Langley. Meet at Denny’s Restaurant, 202nd Street at 88th Avenue Langley at 7.30 am.
Other Area Bird Counts
Vancouver: Saturday 14th December
Contact: Peter Candido: e-mail email@example.com
Chilliwack: Saturday 14th December
Contact: Denis Knopp: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladner: Saturday 21st December
Contact: Jude Grass: e-mail email@example.com
Abbotsford/Mission: Monday 30th December
Contact: Ken Summer:e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The data collected by observers over the past century allow Audubon researchers, conservation biologists, wildlife agencies and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. When combined with other surveys, such as the Breeding Bird Survey, it provides a picture of how the continent's bird populations have changed in time and space over the past hundred years. The long term perspective is vital for conservationists. It informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat, and helps identify environmental issues with implications for people as well.