Backyard bird count strives for top spot

Clearwater (formerly just V0E 1N0, now also V0E 1N1 and V0E 1N2) has submitted the most GBBC checklists in Canada for the past four years.

Tiny bird encourages Clearwater and area residents to take the Backyard Bird Count title for Canada for the fifth year in a row.

Tiny bird encourages Clearwater and area residents to take the Backyard Bird Count title for Canada for the fifth year in a row.

Clearwater (formerly just V0E 1N0, now also V0E 1N1 and V0E 1N2) has done an exceptional job submitting the most GBBC checklists in Canada for the past four years.

The community also placed sixth in North America in 2011, 11th in 2010, seventh in 2009, and 11th in 2008.

View a display about the years of Clearwater’s GBBC at the Clearwater Library and, if you want one, pick up an abbreviated checklist for the area.

It only takes 15 minutes on one day to count the birds in your yard, or elsewhere, to get one checklist. Each day would equal four checklists.

It’s fairly easy to submit your checklist at www.birdcount.org (on Cornell University’s website), which has information on how to count and years of data to peruse.

No Internet access? Phone 250-674-2518 for details on how to count and later to submit your checklist(s).

Your participation as a Citizen Scientist in the GBBC is one piece of the puzzle that helps scientists get the big picture about changes in bird populations.

 

So how about joining in to help Clearwater retain top spot in Canada for the fifth year in a row?