MVFN sponsors two Christmas Bird Counts, the Carleton Place Count (December 27) and the Lanark Highlands Count (December 30).
We need helpers for both of these counts.
Here’s an opportunity to shake off the excesses from Christmas and, become a citizen scientist by helping to record our bird population in these two areas. If you have counted before, please consider coming out again this year. If you are a novice, come out anyway as the extra pairs of eyes are invaluable. In both cases, we will place you with a team leader, one who knows birds.
Dress warmly, bring a hot thermos, and a lunch (unless joining a group lunch in a local pub). Don’t forget your binoculars.
There is a cost of $5 per person to help defray cost of compiling results.
If you can’t come out, will you agree to count all of the birds that come to your feeders that day?
For the Carleton Place Count (includes Almonte), Saturday, Dec. 27, contact organizer Iain Wilkes at 613-257-1126 or
For Carleton Place feeder counting (includes Almonte), contact Georgina Doe at 613-.57-2103 or .
For the Lanark Highlands Count on Tuesday, Dec. 30, contact organizer
Cliff Bennett at 613-256-5013 or .
For Lanark Highlands feeder counting, contact Marj Montgomery at 613-259-3078.
At the end of the day, Carleton Place count teams return to the Community Room upstairs at Steve’s Independent in Carleton Place for the count-in as well as refreshments and the Lanark Highlands count teams return to the Nature Lovers Book Store.