Local birdwatchers invited to count

The eighth annual Ashcroft-Cache Creek Christmas Bird Count will be held Nov. 19.

  • Nov. 21, 2012 12:00 p.m.

The annual Bird Count in Ashcroft/Cache Creek is scheduled for Wed., Dec. 19. Once again, we will have the support and expertise of Karl Ricker from Whistler and Bert Parke from Logan Lake.

Come on out for an invigorating and interesting day of “citizen science” – of searching outside on foot and by car for any and all birds in our specific area.

Expertise in identifying birds is not necessary, but a pair of binoculars and a bird identification book are very helpful.

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. Volunteers like us are a key element in tracking bird population trends.

This is a small commitment of time and a fun way to practice a hobby, meet other birders and add to worldwide bird statistics.

Look for more information on the Christmas Bird Count in the weeks ahead.