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Backyard Birds BioBlitz – Cumberland Winter Bird Project
January 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PST
Let’s explore the birds that live and visit in our back yards in Cumberland! How many birds can you observe right from your windows or back deck? How can we support healthy bird populations in urban areas? Did you know there is a whole forest IN the Village that birds call home? We’re gathering data, capturing images, drawing pictures, learning bird songs and documenting our findings in our own back yards!
Did you know the Comox Valley is one of the most significant areas for wintering and migratory waterfowl and waterbirds in British Columbia? It’s true!
The Cumberland Winter Bird Project is a public health friendly community project focused on getting to know the winter birds in our backyard, forests, and wetlands over the months of December and January.
The Cumberland Winter Bird Project is part of the CCFS Biodiversity Initiative, a year-round multi-disciplinary initiative is about engaging our community in biodiversity education, research, and action to support habitat protection and ecosystem health in the forests and wetlands surrounding Cumberland. This work helps us to build strong arguments for future land protection!
Get out into nature, participate in citizen science, build community knowledge, and celebrate the avian biodiversity of the Cumberland Forest. Each 2-week period has a theme complete with Zoom workshops, learning links, activities and more. Who knows where this will lead?
January 1-15 is dedicated to the Backyard Birds BioBlitz and Projects