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Sign Up With the New Year’s Day Bird Matter!

Sign Up With the New Year’s Day Bird Matter!


Fish Creek Provincial Park half-day matter requires extra birders!

Published by Bob Lefebvre

Yearly on January first there is a half-day bird matter carried out in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Group of birders head out to sevearal places in the park, and also we count all the varieties we can locate, and also the varieties of each. We locate around 35-40 varieties generally.

The resident set of Wonderful Horned Owls in our area of Fish Creek Provincial Park, 2008. In some cases we locate a couple of of the owls on the matter, and also often not. Picture by Bob Lefebvre.

Jim Washbrook has actually arranged the matter for a number of years, and also he welcomes interested birders to call him to sign up with among the area groups. You can email Jim at jwashbrook1 {at} gmail.com

The Fish Creek matter is not a main Xmas Bird Matter (CBC). CBC’s happen annually within a repaired 15-mile size (24 kilometres size) circle. CBC circles can not overlap, and also the Calgary matter circle, which exists simply north of Fish Creek Park, was developed in 1952. Because of the lengthy east-west location of the park and also its distance to the Calgary circle, there is no chance to totally confine the park within an additional CBC circle.

The Calgary location revealing the CBC circle, with Fish Creek Park (essentially!) detailed simply southern of the circle.

The Fish Creek Matter was begun in 1994 to record the modifications in bird populaces within the park in wintertime. As you can see below, varieties numbers, variety of individuals in the matter, and also certainly temperature level, can change from year to year.

FCPP New Year's Day Bird Count

Jim would love to boost the variety of individuals to ensure that we can totally cover all the locations in the park. You will certainly be put in one location, with a group led by a skilled birder. Groups fulfill in their locations and also start at 9 am, and also surface by noontime. Perhaps this year all the groups can once more fulfill to contrast notes after that, as we constantly did pre-pandemic. It appears like the weather condition will certainly be respectable, so it will certainly be an excellent possibility to find out and also provide it a shot! As well as it’s an excellent method to kick-start your birding year!

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