Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action.
From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -- and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation. You are invited to join these local counts.
For more information about CBC participation or helping by watching your feeders in the East Kootenays please contact:
Fernie – Sunday, December 14 – Kevin Knight– 250 430-7960
Elkford – Thursday, December 18 –Ulrike Sliworsky – 250-865-7744
Cranbrook – Sunday, December 21 – Greg Ross – 250 489-2566
Kimberley – Sunday, January 4 – Dianne Cooper – 250-427-1921