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68th Peterborough Christmas Bird Count – A Christmas Tradition

December 15

Sunday, December 15 – all day

The Peterborough Christmas Bird Count (CBC), now in its 68th year, is the longest running wildlife survey in Peterborough County. The Peterborough CBC participants cover an area contained within a circle with a diameter of 24 kilometers, centered on the intersection of Chemong Road and Sunset Boulevard. This total count area is divided into smaller areas and a team of participants is assigned to each area.

Organization of the count has commenced and members and friends of the PFN are invited to participate in this year’s count. There are 10 areas within the count circle, each which will be covered by a specific group of participants. The area party may divide into smaller field parties to cover the area. At the end of the day, all participants are invited to the count wrap-up and compiling of the results.

If you are unable to participate in one of the field parties you can still assist by registering your feeder and counting the birds which visit during the day.

A map showing the count circle and areas is available on the PFN website www.peterboroughnature.org

The areas and confirmed area leaders are as follows:

Chemong/Bridgenorth ……………. Don McLeod
Miller Creek/Selwyn……………….. Brian Wales & Drew Monkman

Lakefield/Otonabee East …………. Dave Milsom
Douro Wedge………………………….. Bill Crins & Mike Oldham

Burnham…………………………………. Warren Dunlop & Janet Kelly

Stewart Hall/Landfill………………. Joan DiFruscia
Airport ……………………………………. Matthew Tobey
Cavan Swamp …………………………. Chris Risley and Erica Nol

Jackson Park…………………………….Jerry Ball
Downtown ……………………………… Martin Parker

This is the 120th year that the Christmas Bird Counts are being held across North America. Plan now to register and participate in this Peterborough Christmas birding tradition and citizen science project. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about our winter birds.

To register, contact Martin Parker (count compiler) as soon as possible by phone 705-745-4750 or by e-mail at mparker19@cogeco.ca.

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