Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. for Building Better Birders: The Ultimate Winter Bird Survey, A Summary of the First Ever Christmas Bird Count Marathon. This presentation gives an overview and history of the Christmas Bird Count Program. We describe the successful completion of the first CBC Marathon by discussing each individual count and highlighting noteworthy birds identified. Information on local CBC compilers will be available if people are interested in participating.
This workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation) and Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh Education Center) & is being presented as part of a the Building Better Birders programming series.
This program is open to all ages but is geared toward participants age 12 & over. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Online pre-registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 29th. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.
This is the third of three Building Better Birders workshops scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Attendees may register for all programs or may select the ones that most interest them. Click the links above for more information on each workshop.
Building Better Birders is a programming series designed to improve the bird identification skills of local citizens & promote a greater interest in citizen science programming. Workshops are presented free of charge & supported by the Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).
*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.
Due to COVID-19 the format of this program may be adjusted. Please check back for updates.
This event is not pet friendly, service animals are always welcome. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. Weather Permitting.
Funding for this workshop was provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP)
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