Christmas Bird Count on for Dec. 22

The annual Christmas Bird Count for Ashcroft-Cache Creek is being held this year on Dec. 22.

The annual Bird Count in Ashcroft/Cache Creek is scheduled for Sun., Dec. 22. Once again, we will have the support and expertise of Karl Ricker from Whistler and Bert Parke from Logan Lake.  Experts and amateurs alike are invited to take part.

Come on out for an invigorating and interesting day of “citizen science” as participants  search outside on foot and by car for any and all birds in their specific “circle”.

Participants will meet at 8 am at the OK Stop in Ashcroft to fortify with coffee and to organize teams. Binoculars and a bird identification book are helpful but not necessary. Dress for spending a few hours outside in Winter temperatures.

Expertise in identifying birds is not necessary, as amateurs are paired up with more seasoned birders. Enthusiasm and a good “eye” for spotting birds is all that is necessary.

The Bird Count is held all over North America and the world and collects valuable statistics on the state of our winter bird populations for such organizations as Bird Studies Canada. Volunteer bird counters are a key element in tracking bird population trends.

This is a small commitment of time and a fun way to get some fresh air, meet other birders and add the names of our communities to worldwide bird statistics.